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.
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.”