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Giuliani 'supportive' of Trump not pursuing Clinton investigations

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is "supportive" of President-elect Donald Trump's decision not to pursue any further investigations of his former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Giuliani, who is reportedly being considered for secretary of state, was asked about Trump's decision Tuesday, hours after Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that there would be no further probes of Clinton, her private email server or the Clinton Foundation.

"Look, there's a tradition in American politics that after you win an election, you sort of put things behind you. If that's the decision he reached, that's perfectly consistent with sort of the historical pattern of, things come up, you say a lot of things, even some bad things might happen, and then you sort of put them behind you in order to unite the nation," Giuliani said, according to NBC News reporter Ali Vitali.

"So if he made that decision, I would be supportive of it. I'd also be supportive of continuing the investigation," "Giuliani said.

The former mayor added that "you could go either way," pointing out that, if Trump "made the choice to unite the nation" or not pursue further investigation, "I think all those people who didn't vote against him maybe can take another look at him."

But while Trump has decided not to pursue an investigation, the decision technically isn't up to him. The FBI and the Justice Department, under any president, is supposed to operate independently of the commander in chief and the administration under which it serves.

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