Conservative Carping: Why Many on the Right Aren't Defending Don Jr.
By Howard Kurtz
Published July 13, 2017 | Fox News
During the long campaign, some of Donald Trump’s toughest critics in the media were conservatives.
This scrambled the usual partisan lines, where most conservative pundits back the Republican candidate and most liberal pundits support the Democrat. Some of the loudest #NeverTrump voices belonged to those on the right.
Trump delighted in taking them on, and of course he won.
Now, with the media furor over Don Jr. and his emails, they have ramped up their criticism once again. And that has deprived the White House of much of a cheering squad as the Russia story heats up once again.