Trump Asks Democrats The Million Dollar Question

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(TheRedWire.com) – On Friday night, former President Trump claimed that he did not need to be “charged” in the federal classified case, as special counsel Robert Hur had announced in his report that he would not be recommending charges against President Biden over his handling of classified materials.

Trump, while delivering a keynote speech at the National Rifle Association’s event noted that if Biden was not going to be charged then he should also not be charged.

Hur’s investigation led to Biden’s handling of classified documents after leaving his position as Vice President during the Obama administration. The documents in question had ended up being in Biden’s old office in Washington, D.C., with other documents being found in his Wilmington, Del., home.

In his report, Hur noted that Biden had “willfully” retained the classified documents, but used Biden’s “poor memory” as the main reason he was not bringing forward any charges.

Trump reportedly stated that as the Department of Justice had announced that they would not be bringing charges forward against Biden, despite him having willfully retained the classified documents, despite him not being protected under the Presidential Records Act, then Trump himself would be protected under the act should not be facing any charges. 

Trump has repeatedly attempted to draw similarities and parallels between the two classified documents investigations, especially as the Department of Justice has been trying to push a narrative of whether “Trump worse by comparison?” However, as he argued, by comparison, Trump was “peanuts.”

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