Donald J. Trump spoke a lot of trash during his winning campaign for the presidency.
He turned to Hillary Rodham Clinton during a presidential debate and said “You’d be in jail” in response to a statement she made about his lack of understanding of the rule of law.
Then he talked about appointing a special prosecutor to look for proof that she was as “crooked” as he said she was.
Except that now he’s not going to anything of the sort.
That is a very good call from the president-elect.
Trump says now he wants to focus on the fixing the country. He doesn’t want any distractions, such as a futile special prosecutor’s probe into matters that already have been determined to be out of reach for any prosecutor.
The e-mail controversy? The alleged “pay for play”? Benghazi?
It’s all been settled. The FBI determined there was no criminality involved with the e-mail server Clinton used while she was secretary of state. Pay for play has been nothing more than a political talking point. A congressional select committee has been unable to prosecute Clinton for anything involving the Sept. 11, 2012 fire fight at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
I wonder now if Trump is going to offer any expressions of “regret” or — dare I say — an actual apology for defaming Clinton with the “crooked Hillary” label.
Actually, there’s no need to wonder. The president-elect has told us already he never regrets anything … ever.