Donald Trump hinted Sunday night that he may not set up a special prosecutor to seek charges against Hillary Clinton, and instead said he wants more time to think about it.

"I don't want to hurt them, I don't want to hurt them," he said when pressed on the question during a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night. "They're, they're good people. I don't want to hurt them."

When asked the first time, Trump said, "I'm going to think about it."

But his cautious answer seems to be a clear hint that his stance might be changing from less than a week ago, when he was leading rallies as an underdog candidate in which crowds routinely chanted, "Lock her up!" whenever he mentioned Clinton.

60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl noted the contradiction by pointing out that he called her "crooked Hillary," and said he wanted to see her in jail.

"Yeah," Trump said. "She did some bad things, I mean she did some bad things..."

Trump even went so far as to charge that Clinton was running for president in order to avoid giving a Republican president the option of revisiting the FBI's investigation into whether she should be charged for her reckless handling of classified information.

Trump did indicate, however, that he was working on an answer.

"I will give you a very, very good and definitive answer the next time we do 60 Minutes together," he said.