That being said, after misleading his followers who joyously chanted “Lock her up! Lock her up!” during his presidential campaign rallies, Donald just isn’t really feeling it anymore. The whole “She deleted the emails, she has to go to jail" thing just doesn't sound as much fun as it used to.
Politico has reported that according to an anonymous source “with direct knowledge of Donald Trump’s thinking,” (whatever that means) Trump had all but decided to decline to
“pursue criminal investigations against Clinton over her use of the private server or into her family’s charitable foundation.”
Trump only yesterday confirmed to reporters from The New York Times that he is going to drop the matter saying...
“It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about,”
Of course, the news that Trump would be reneging on his promise to put Clinton in the stripy hole if elected was not received well by his minions.
Most hurt by his change in position on the subject was the alt-right site Breitbart News, who made clear their sense of betrayal with this headline...
As for those who voted for him just to see Hillary in stripes Trump believes his reversal won’t upset any of those supporters...
“I don't think they will be disappointed. I think I will explain it that we in many ways will save our country,” Trump added that in fact he didn't want to, as he put it, “hurt the Clintons.”
Now given this most magnanimous move by Trump on Clinton's behalf please remember that it would have been the Department of Justice that choose whether or not to bring a case against Clinton and only if it thought it has enough evidence to prosecute her.
Trump and his followers are apparently the only one's not to realize this.
But many in the media have been pointing out that Trump my have known this all along and is now just playing this to look like a kinder and gentler "leader" (Oy Vey!). They believe that his announcement not to pursue prosecution against Hillary Clinton, which again is not his choice to make, was only made to put a good happy face on his divisive and disruptive campaign and distract from what an unholy mess his transition team is and his cabinet positions are.
A win win for a yuuuge loser.