Former President Donald Trump voiced strong objections on social media to reports suggesting President Biden might escape charges in the special counsel investigation regarding his handling of classified documents. Trump labeled the situation as “prosecutorial misconduct.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, Special Counsel Robert Hur is compiling a detailed report on Biden’s actions, but it’s unlikely to lead to criminal charges. Trump, currently facing his own legal challenges in Florida related to classified documents, vented on Truth Social about what he perceives as unfair legal treatment.
In a fiery post, Trump criticized the media and the justice system, stating, “Wow! Fake news CNN, through a leak from the Department of Injustice, has just reported that no charges will be filed in the (much bigger than mine!!!) Crooked Joe Biden documents case. We are living in a very corrupt country!”
CNN’s report, based on information from sources close to the investigation, indicates that Hur, who was appointed in January, is investigating Biden’s case following the discovery of documents from his vice-presidential tenure in Washington, D.C., and at his Delaware home.
Hur’s team, aiming to finalize their report by year’s end, interviewed Biden in early October. The documents were found last November during an office clearance. Biden and his team have maintained his innocence, emphasizing their cooperation with the Justice Department upon discovering the documents.
Supporters of Biden highlight the contrast between his proactive approach and Trump’s actions, which have led to criminal charges by Special Counsel Jack Smith. Trump and his associates are accused of misleading investigators and withholding documents from government agencies.
The National Archives’ notification to the Justice Department about Trump’s possession of over 300 classified documents post-presidency led to the FBI’s search of his Mar-a-Lago estate last August.
Trump’s trial in the Mar-a-Lago case is scheduled for May 2024, but there’s speculation that Judge Aileen Cannon might delay the trial until after the presidential elections.