Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Right expresses betrayal as Trump backs off Clinton probe

At The Hill by Julian Hattem  -- 

Conservatives expressed feelings of betrayal on Tuesday after a top advisor to President-elect Donald Trump said that the incoming administration would decline to pursue a criminal case against former rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s decision not to appoint a special prosecutor to pursue Clinton for allegedly mishandling classified information, confirmed by top advisor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday morning, is the first major break the president-elect has had with his diehard fans and could strain the relationship.
Conservative critics were livid.

Breitbart News, the website with deep ties to the white nationalist “alt-right” brand of conservatism, plastered the reversal as a “broken promise.

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter accused Trump of “blocking investigators from doing their jobs.”

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