Breitbart’s lead story on Tuesday morning rips Donald Trump for a “broken promise” to prosecute Hillary Clinton.
The President-elect’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said earlier today he will not pursue further investigations into Clinton’s use of a private email server or the Clinton Foundation. It was expected that far-right Trump supporters would bash the decision not to go after Clinton, but the fact that Breitbart is doing it is significant, because Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon used to run the news organization.
Tuesday’s headline suggests that Breitbart will cover Trump in a way that fits its readers, as opposed to being an unofficial branch of the Trump administration.
Breitbart was Trump’s biggest media ally, outside of Sean Hannity, during the campaign, but it appears the conservative website is upset with him before Inauguration Day.
One commenter wrote, “Hopefully prosecuting Hillary is a card Trump will keep up his sleeve. Letting her go Scot free will gain no appreciation or favor with the left and will only embolden them.”
Another reader commented, “Trump doesn’t want to pursue. Jeff Sessions might.”
“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,” Conway said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” after nearly two years of Trump calling Clinton “crooked” and holding rallies where his followers chanted “lock her up.”
She continued: “If Donald Trump can help her heal then, perhaps, that’s a good thing.”
During the second presidential debate in October Trump said, “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception.”