Perhaps there really aren't any hard and fast rules in politics. Even if that's the case, there are some features you can expect to encounter if you chose to plunge into this nasty game. One would be copious use of subterfuge. In other words, things are seldom what they appear to be. Keeping one's opponents off-guard and wondering is a powerful technique. Deliberate misdirection works very well when wielded skillfully.
So what is to be made of the comments coming from Trump that give the possible impression he might not order criminal charges pursued against Hillary Clinton? Is he reneging on one of his campaign promises?
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