Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Trump letting Hillary off the hook his biggest mistake yet
At NYPOST by Micheal Goodwin --
At first blush, Donald Trump’s decision to swear off criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton didn’t look like a good idea.
At second blush, it looks like a terrible idea.
The decision, dribbled out in a TV report and then confirmed by aide Kellyanne Conway, is too momentous to come in bits and pieces and from anyone other than Trump directly. He made the pledge at a debate to appoint a special prosecutor, and it smacks of Washington-as-usual for the reversal to slither out the back door.
The decision, if that’s what it is, and the ham-handed way it is being communicated, marks his first big blunder as president-elect. Discussing the topic first with the Times, which trashed its standards to demonize Trump and his supporters, compounds the error.