EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump instructed Fox News Digital that “deranged” Special Counsel Jack Smith must “immediately” drop all fees in opposition to him in his categorized data case following the choice to not carry fees in opposition to President Biden for his retention of delicate nationwide safety paperwork.
Trump spoke completely to Fox News Digital after Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report was made public. Hur didn’t advocate legal fees in opposition to Biden for mishandling and retaining categorized paperwork — and said that he would not carry fees in opposition to Biden even when he weren’t within the Oval Office.
Those data included categorized paperwork about army and international coverage in Afghanistan, amongst different data associated to nationwide safety and international coverage which Hur mentioned implicated “sensitive intelligence sources and methods.”
NO CHARGES FOR BIDEN AFTER SPECIAL COUNSEL PROBE INTO IMPROPER HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS
Trump, alternatively, was charged out of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation associated to his retention of categorized supplies. Trump pleaded not responsible to all 37 felony fees out of Smith’s probe. The fees embody willful retention of nationwide protection info, conspiracy to impede justice and false statements.
Trump, the 2024 GOP front-runner, was then charged with an extra three counts as a part of a superseding indictment out of Smith’s investigation — an extra rely of willful retention of nationwide protection info and two further obstruction counts. Trump pleaded not responsible.
That trial is ready to start on May 20, 2024.
“They should immediately drop the case against me,” Trump instructed Fox News Digital. “I am covered by the Presidential Records Act — he wasn’t. He had many, many times more documents — totally unguarded. Mine were always surrounded by Secret Service and in locked rooms.”
Hur, in his report, revealed damning pictures of categorized nationwide safety paperwork saved unsecurely in Biden’s storage, basement and places of work at his Wilmington, Delaware, residence.
Trump mentioned Biden’s case is “100 times more severe.”
Hur, in his report, described Biden as “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
When requested about that description, Trump instructed Fox News Digital that Biden does “have a poor memory,” however that “he had to have a poor memory in order to get out of this mess.”
“This is 100 times more severe. This is two standards of justice and it has to end in our country,” Trump instructed Fox News Digital. “Deranged Jack Smith should drop the case immediately against us.”
Trump added: “It is election interference…. I did absolutely nothing wrong.”
Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Palm Beach, Florida, was raided by the FBI in August 2022. Federal brokers seized paperwork and data courting again to Trump’s presidency.
Garland, on Nov. 18, 2022, appointed Smith to function particular counsel to analyze whether or not Trump was improperly retaining categorized data at Mar-a-Lago.
When Smith was appointed to analyze Trump, Garland and prime DOJ officers had been concurrently conducting an inside evaluation of President Biden’s mishandling of categorized data. That evaluation, and the invention of categorized data at Biden’s workplace, was not disclosed to the general public till January.
Republicans and allies of former President Trump had been outraged, blasting the Justice Department for a double customary.