Betrayal! Right Wing Aghast That Trump Won’t Pursue Hillary Clinton Criminally

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump speaks at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Randall Hill, File)
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When President-elect Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Monday that Trump “doesn’t wish to pursue” charges against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as Secretary of State, conservative news outlets and personalities broadcast their own sense of whiplash.

With the dogged, quarter century pursuit of criminal charges against Clinton perhaps finally at its end, some conservatives outlets demanded justice one last time:

Breitbart News:

Gateway Pundit:

TownHall:

HotAir:

Twitchy:

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, whose organization’s FOIA requests were a near constant thorn in the Clinton campaign campaign’s side, released a scathing statement Tuesday calling for Trump to “commit his administration to a serious, independent investigation of the very serious Clinton national security, email, and pay-to-play scandals.”

“If Mr. Trump’s appointees continue the Obama administration’s politicized spiking of a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, it would be a betrayal of his promise to the American people to “drain the swamp” of out-of-control corruption in Washington, DC,” the statement continued.

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter seemed to defend Trump at first, before urging him to avoid “blocking investigators from doing their jobs.”

And Bill Mitchell, the Twitter and radio personality and, apparently, ever the Trump loyalist, painted the news as part of a complex political long game:

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  1. Didn’t y’all know you were supposed to take him seriously but not literally? lol

  2. Avatar for whiteb whiteb says:

    There is no case. Just create uproar!!

  3. Fred Schaden finds this amusing.

  4. Avatar for caltg caltg says:

    As I and many others asked on election night, “What are all these Trump supporters going to do when they realize that he can’t or won’t do all the irrational things he promised?” Well, here we go . . .

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