Conservatives seized on the news as a “betrayal” and a “broken promise”.
Redstate.com said that a failure to appoint a special prosecutor, as he promised, would reveal the “very real fact that the candidate is not who he claimed to be”.
The right-wing Breitbart News Network, one of the Manhattan billionaire’s most loyal supporters, denounced the climb-down as a “broken promise”.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted her reaction to the news, saying: “Whoa! I thought we elected @realDonaldTrump president. Did we make him the FBI, & DOJ? His job is pick those guys, not do their jobs.”
She later followed up to say that: “No president shld be blocking investigators from doing their jobs. #EqualUnderLaw”
The right-leaning legal organisation Judicial Watch said it was “a betrayal of his promise to the American people to ‘drain the swamp’ of out-of-control corruption in Washington”.
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