On Friday night, the ever-talkative former President Donald Trump took the stage at a National Rifle Association meeting in Pennsylvania, seizing the opportunity to demand a drop in charges against him in the classified documents case. Why, you ask?
Well, because the Department of Justice’s special counsel, Robert Hur, had the audacity to recommend no charges for President Joe Biden in a separate probe into classified documents. It’s a classic case of “selective persecution,” according to Trump.
In his impassioned address to the NRA crowd, Trump decried Hur’s Thursday report, which acknowledged that evidence suggested Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials” but conveniently concluded that “no criminal charges are warranted in this matter.”
Trump, always one to grasp subtleties, argued, “If Biden is not going to be charged … that’s up to them, but then I should not be charged. This is nothing more than selective persecution of Biden’s political opponent, me.”
Special Counsel Hur, in his report, took a moment to highlight Biden’s apparently questionable mental state, asserting that it would be a tough sell to convince a jury to convict the 81-year-old former president of a “serious felony.” Trump, with his trademark diplomacy, chimed in at the NRA meeting, questioning whether Biden even knows he’s the one pushing the DOJ to target Trump. According to Trump, “I don’t think he knows he’s alive.”
Let’s not forget the backdrop of this drama: Trump is facing a whopping 40 charges related to his classified document dealings after leaving office. The FBI even staged a raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate in 2022 to seize those classified gems. But fear not, Trump insists he’s innocent, and the Presidential Records Act is his trusty shield.
In Trump’s eyes, Biden’s situation is the real scandal, dismissing it as “peanuts” compared to the alleged mishandling of classified documents by the current administration. Ah, the melodrama of political legal battles – where each side claims persecution, and the truth is just an afterthought.