Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, US, September 26, 2016. Reuters/Mike Segar

Despite the vows Donald Trump made during the campaign that he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and that she would be in jail he became president, the US president-elect has now stated that he doesn’t recommend prosecution for Clinton.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former campaign manager, has confirmed the same. “I think when the president-elect, who’s also the head of your party now, tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content to the members,” she said on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe."

“I think he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States and things that sound like the campaign aren’t among them,” she added.

According to a tweet by New York Times journalist Mike Grynbaum, Trump later said during his interview with the paper that he was considering his former Democratic rival's feelings.

The move has left Trump’s supporters in anger as during the presidential debate, Trump had promised Clinton's prosecution.

He was quoted as saying, “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.” He also told Clinton on her face that she would be in jail if he becomes the president. Trump, quite often, joined the crowds of his supporters to chant “lock her up.”

On the other side, many argue that believing that Trump has all the power to put Clinton behind the bars is wrong. US presidents have considerate power but they certainly cannot dictate as to who will face criminal charges. As far as the legal process of America is considered, it is not really up to Donald Trump. The power to evaluate evidence and pursue charges lies in the hands of the justice department instead.