Senator Hatch hopeful for outcome of Romney-Trump meeting

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 19:54:06-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- On the eve of a meeting between former foes Mitt Romney and Donald Trump, Senator Orrin Hatch opened the door to his conversations with the President-elect.

"I talked to Donald last night and he's very high on Mitt," Hatch said.

Hatch also split from some members of his party, notably Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, by saying he does not want to see Hillary Clinton prosecuted for anything related to her email server at the State Department.

"I feel sorry for Hillary," Hatch said. "I know her very well, and I'm certainly going to recommend that there are no repercussions afterwards, and hopefully I can make that very clear."

Hatch made the comments while speaking at a forum for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.