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Special Counsel Lets Biden Off Scot-Free In Classified Docs Case While DOJ Tries To Imprison Trump For The Same Thing

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While the Department of Justice works overtime to imprison top political foe and 2024 presidential poll leader, former President Donald Trump, over mishandling classified documents, Special Counsel Robert Hur plans to let President Joe Biden off scot-free.

CNN, which broke the news, claimed that instead of filing charges, Hur planned to “be critical of Biden and his staff for the way they handled sensitive materials.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland hand-picked Hur as special counsel for the documents case in January 2023. Hur’s involvement in the FBI’s communications with Russia collusion hoaxer No. 1 Christopher Steele and his role as a member of the DOJ team that tried to subvert a congressional exposé of the intelligence community’s failures during that same collusion hoax fed fears that he would not divert from the DOJ’s politicized agenda when he evaluated Biden’s information cache.

Hur’s decision not to charge Biden while the DOJ continues to target Trump only confirms those suspicions.

There were plenty of questions and questionable activity, including the comings and goings of several White House officials in the months leading up to the discovery of classified documents, surrounding Biden’s concealment of the papers from his time as vice president.

Yet neither the article nor the accompanying TV segment made any mention of why Biden’s lawyers, who claimed they stumbled across the documents, were snooping around the Penn Biden Center office in Washington, D.C., in the first place.

The White House insisted the National Archives and Records Administration and DOJ were notified “the minute that his lawyers found those documents” in fall 2022. Even though investigators did not get fully involved until 2023, CNN echoed this talking point by claiming that the “key differences” between Biden’s document scandal and Trump’s was that Biden “quickly notified the National Archives of the materials found in his possession.”

CNN did not mention the other key differences between Biden’s and Trump’s case, like the fact that Trump’s documents were discovered on a private, Secret Service-protected property while Biden’s were found in a busy public building and easily accessible garage. Nor did it note that NARA specifically didn’t work with Trump after his departure as it did with former President Barack Obama and Biden.

Special counsel Jack Smith indicted Trump in June with 37 counts of mishandling classified documents following his first term in the White House. A couple of months later, Smith tacked on three more charges related to the discovery of documents at Trump’s sprawling Florida mansion.

Biden’s information cache warranted the same level of investigation and transparency that Trump suffered. Instead, he won’t even get a slap on the wrist. While Trump is tied up in a court that refuses to delay his May trial date, Biden faces zero red tape, legal hurdles, or consequences.

Biden harbored classified documents from his time as vice president in a box by his 1967 Corvette Stingray and his “think tank” office for years, yet it was Trump who became the subject of the corporate media and the FBI’s public scorn and could soon face jail time.

The DOJ’s treatment of Biden compared to its treatment of Trump only furthers a majority of Americans’ belief that the U.S. has a two-tiered system of justice.

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