Oh, never mind. It's time for President Trump!
As conservative news outlets bask in the glow of Trump's victory, many appear to be losing their once-ravenous appetites for probes and prosecutions of his vanquished political foe. It looks like the desire to “investigate her from now until kingdom come,” as The Washington Post's Abby Phillip put it on CNN early on Election Day, was predicated on the assumption that Clinton would win.
After all, miring President Clinton in scandal could have been an effective way to undermine her agenda and set her up for defeat in four years. But what would be the purpose of dogging private citizen Clinton? The potential reward just isn't as great.
Breitbart News has not written about the possibility of an email-related indictment under a new Justice Department or a prosecution stemming from the FBI's review of Clinton Foundation ties to the State Department. Neither has Laura Ingraham's Lifezette or Jim Hoft's Gateway Pundit. Sean Hannity didn't mention investigations once on his Fox News show Wednesday night.
Hot Air and Newsmax noted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's refusal on Wednesday to discuss the idea of a presidential pardon, but neither site seems to be clamoring to “lock her up.”
Giuliani wouldn't rule out the idea of continuing Clinton probes, but his post-election rhetoric was a far cry from his proclamation just a few weeks ago that the former secretary of state “should be in jail.”
In a notable break from the trend, the Daily Caller touted an “exclusive” Wednesday. Citing “a former senior law enforcement official,” Tucker Carlson's news site reported that “all 10 FBI agents in the Little Rock field office who are assigned to public corruption cases are working full-time on the foundation.”
If that is the case, or even if it's not, Clinton's legal scrutiny might not be over. The conservative media likely wouldn't object, of course, but they are not nearly as hungry for action as they were before Trump won the White House.