News came out this morning that Trump will not prosecute Hillary, for anything;
(CNN)During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton, would join crowds of his supporters in chants of “lock her up!” and said to her face during a debate that if he were president, “you’d be in jail.”
But now that he actually will be president, Trump says he won’t recommend prosecution of Clinton, who he told New York Times reporters has “suffered greatly.”
What’s more, he said the idea of prosecuting Clinton is “just not something I feel very strongly about.”
Kelly Ann Conway talked more about this morning on Morning Joe;
Before we talk about Hillary, some constants were re enforced about the MSM; first, they are lairs, and second, they have no honor. An off the record meeting means you don’t write about what happened or what was said, and yet they did. As mentioned in my piece yesterday, Trump has the full measure of the MSM, has no allusions about how he will be treated.
Some supporters are not happy with his decision not to go after Hillary since this was one of his campaign promises (get used to it, there will be quite a few broken promises).
The other day I was toying with a post about exactly this. my positions was thus; leave her be with regard to her emails and her server, but keep the 4 or 5 separate investigations going with regard to the foundation.
After the election Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, reported that it was still full speed ahead Re: Hillary’s emails;
“It would be totally remiss of us to dismiss [the email investigation] because she’s not going to be president,” Chaffetz said of the defeated Democratic nominee.
“I still have a duty and obligation to get to the truth about one of the largest breaches of security at the State Department,” he said. “Tens of thousands of documents still have not been turned over to Congress.”
Now, that is off the table, as it should be. No doubt other Republicans think differently on this, that a breach is a breach, nobody is above the law, the duty to go where the evidence leads is not abrogated by the result of the election. And there is zero doubt in my mind that if the roles were reversed, no quarter would be given, compunction would override protocol and the investigation would continue.
I believe that a president must be magnanimous, compassionate, and have the good of the country as paramount to his judgement. Since he does represent all of the people, an incoming president can never do wrong by being judicious, and starting off showing superlative character and forgiveness can pay dividends down the road.
But the foundation is an entirely different animal. This was a family affair, leveraged even beyond the influences of the Sec. of State. Dubious accommodations were made out side her governmental role, between the foundation and her role as probable next president.
All this seems academic since it appears Trump put the kabosh on all Clinton investigations.
Fine, one last distraction.