US president-elect Donald Trump made a complete U-turn on 22 November dropping off the threat to prosecute his political rival Hillary Clinton and press for investigation into her private email server case and financial operations of her family's foundation.
Trump was quoted during a meeting with New York Times editorial staff saying that it would be "very divisive for the country".
"I don't want to hurt the Clintons, I really don't," Trump was quoted as saying by the paper's staff. "She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways."
During the US presidential campaign, Trump refered to Hillary Clinton as "Crooked Hillary" and had said that she would be in jail if he becomes the president.
But now, Trump says, "I don't want to hurt the Clintons, I really don't. She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways, and I am not looking to hurt them at all. The campaign was vicious," reports New York Times.
"My inclination would be for whatever power I have on the matter is to say let's go forward. This has been looked at for so long, ad nauseum," he was further quoted saying.
Around ten days before the US-presidential election, FBI had reopened investigation into Clinton's use of private email server when she was secretary of state, but later the Department of Justice recommended no charges be levelled against her.