History's abyss for the Clinton miss

Donald Trump recently signaled that he will not pursue prosecution of Hillary Clinton for her email and Clinton Foundation crimes.  Many of Trump's supporters were upset because, first, The Donald had promised to name a special prosecutor and had encouraged cries of "lock her up" at his rallies, and second, such an exoneration indicates an improper double standard for wrongdoing – lenient for the rich and famous and unforgiving for the rest of us.

The Trump-hating mainstream media are all aglow over Trump's apparent largesse.  The Wall Street Journal, for example, ran an editorial praising Clinton's absolution, claiming that Trump was wisely acting presidential while avoiding a long and bitter prosecution that would drain his political capital.

The truth lies elsewhere, of course, as yet again, the MSM have missed the essential issue.  Trump knows that the Clintons lost badly in the court of public opinion.  He believes, rightly, that history will judge them far more harshly than any special prosecutor.  For über-politicians like the Clintons, obsessed with their legacy, to leave behind such a negative impression on history is to live a pointless life.

Even more amazingly, Trump has yet again outsmarted and outmaneuvered his rivals as well as the liberal media.  It's a trifecta: indebtedness from the Clintonistas, an enhanced media image, plus revenge served cold.  The theme of snookering the intelligentsia while boxing out competitors has become a Trump trademark and will undoubtedly play out again during his presidency, as it has up until now.

Winston Churchill famously said, "History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."  Hillary Clinton has no such option.  Without a trial, HRC faces death by a thousand quills through social media, which will electronically transmit the truth about her everywhere and cast her into the well deserved perdition of permanent political oblivion.

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