Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway confirmed the show’s earlier report that the incoming Trump administration will not pursue charges against his general election opponent Hillary Clinton for her use of an unauthorized email server while secretary of state and on any of the alleged wrongdoing involving her and her family’s charitable organization the Clinton Foundation.
According to Conway, Clinton still faces a challenge in rebuilding her own image and suggested this was part of Trump helping the former first lady “heal.”
“I think when the President-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone, and content to the members,” Conway said. “And I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that the majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest and trustworthy. But if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that is a good thing. Look, I think he’s thinking of many different things as he is preparing to become president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign aren’t among them.”
Twitter seems to be outraged. At least the few people I respect on Twitter.
@AnnCoulte1 hour agor
Ann Coulter Retweeted Washington Post
As happy as I am that our long national nightmare’s over, NO president shld be blocking investigators from doing their jobs.
Whoa! I thought we elected
@realDonaldTrump president. Did we make him the FBI, & DOJ? His job is to pick those guys, not do their jobs.Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet 1 hour ago
Paul Joseph Watson Retweeted Fox New
I get the distinct feeling that this will change after the inauguration.
I have to agree with the latter. Trump would be making a huge mistake if he didn’t take any action against HRC. But the truth is, he can’t really do anything. A president doesn’t issue charges against individuals. However, he’s capable of appointing others to do the investigating for him. He can’t really say before being inaugurated that he will pursue HRC. He’s already getting enough backlash for merely being Donald Trump.
HRC has dug herself into a deep grave with the array of corruption surrounding her. It wouldn’t take much to see that her fate fall a couple feet deeper.
I wouldn’t worry about this one just yet as Trump has to do what he can to keep the MSM away from the issue for as long as possible. Especially with them throwing the whole of the U.S. into hysteria over whether or not he’s “literally Hilter.” Gunning for HRC before he even takes office would look bad. Allowing for the take down to happen after he’s inaugurated could give him the cushioning he needs between him and her criminal investigation.
Trump pardoning HRC or letting her get away would be a worse faux-pas than Ford pardoning Nixon. The American people would never forget it and they would never forgive it. So let’s hope that Trump has enough people surrounding him that will remind him of that.
So for the time being, I will consider this announcement an intentional misdirection. The media will think maybe 0.001% higher of Trump for not pursuing their goddess… yet.
When you think about it, this might make the blow of HRC’s eventual take down even harder. When they bring up the fact that he claimed he wouldn’t pursue her, he can say, “I didn’t. I simply hired others who would.”
And that would be one hell of a mic drop.