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Trump says special prosecutor Smith in classified docs probe is threatening his team, 'Witch Hunt'

Trump called out the hypocrisy of how his case of classified documents was being handled vs. President Biden's case.

Published: May 5, 2023 12:11pm

Updated: May 5, 2023 2:34pm

Former President Donald Trump said Friday his "people" are being threatened by the Justice Department's special counsel in charge of investigating whether Trump unlawfully took classified documents and other materials when he left the White House. 

"The Special 'Prosecutor' is harassing and threatening my people over the Document’s Hoax, while NOTHING is being done with respect to Crooked Joe Biden’s MANY TIMES MORE Documents, especially those stored in CHINATOWN & Delaware," Trump wrote in his social media site TRUTH.

"Another RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, style Witch Hunt. Under the Presidential Records Act, I have done everything right, except that I probably should not have returned documents until it was ALL settled," the post continued. "I had every right to have them, with the right, also, to Declassify ... "

FBI agents this past summer raided Trump's Mar-A-Lago home to confiscate documents, saying the federal government did so after Trump failed to complete a deal to turn them over to the National Archives.

Classified documents from the Obama administration, in which President Biden was vice president, were also found at Biden's Delaware home and an office he had in the Chinatown neighborhood in Washington, D.C. 

Prosecutors for special counsel Jack Smith have been looking into the handling of the Mar-a-Lago surveillance footage and the Trump Organization's response after the Justice Department demanded it. 

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