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Trump demands end to Jack Smith probe after Biden special counsel recommends no charges

Trump further called the conduct described in Hur's report as "100 times more severe."

Published: February 8, 2024 4:13pm

In the wake of a scathing report in which special counsel Robert Hur harshly criticized President Joe Biden's handling of classified materials but opted against bringing charges, former President Donald Trump called for prosecutors to "immediately" end the prosecution against him over similar alleged conduct.

"They should immediately drop the case against me," Trump told Fox News. "I am covered by the Presidential Records Act — he wasn't. He had many, many times more documents — totally unguarded. Mine were always surrounded by Secret Service and in locked rooms." 

Trump faces prosecution in special counsel Jack Smith's investigation, with the trial set for May 20.

Trump further called the conduct described in Hur's report substantially worse than the allegations against him.

"This is 100 times more severe. This is two standards of justice and it has to end in our country," he contended.

"Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen," Hur wrote, noting that he expected difficulties convicting Biden had he brought charges.

It "would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his eighties — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness," the reported stated. "Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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