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President-elect Donald Trump continues to face backlash after appearing to back off his campaign mantra of working to "lock [Hillary Clinton] up".

"Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer told Megyn Kelly it was "deeply disturbing" for Trump and his top adviser to suggest that they do not want to see Clinton prosecuted.

"He shouldn't be talking about this at all," he said, adding that it is "equally inappropriate" for Trump to perceptively interfere in a federal investigation as it would be for President Barack Obama to do so.

"If he wants to pardon her on the tail end of an investigation... [he] is fine to do that," Schweizer said.

"Seventy-five percent of the American people believe that the elites don't have to abide by the same laws as the rest of us... we need to find out what happened."

They agreed that Clinton either committed a crime or she didn't and the FBI investigation should continue without any input from politicians.

Trump's apparent backtrack yesterday led to a Breitbart News headline calling out the "broken promise."

A number of conservatives also gave their reactions to Trump's comments, on Twitter:

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