Trump rages over 'selective prosecution' after reports of no charges in Biden special counsel probe
Trump, for his part, faces a litany of charges in special counsel Jack Smith's investigation of his own storage of classified materials.
Former President Donald Trump on Friday fumed over reports that special counsel Robert Hur did not plan to bring charges against anyone in the investigation into President Joe Biden's alleged mishandling of classified materials.
CNN reported Thursday that Hur, whom Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed in January, did not plan to bring charges and would instead present the Department of Justice with a lengthy report that his team hoped to finish by year's end.
Trump, for his part, faces a litany of charges in special counsel Jack Smith's investigation of his own storage of classified materials. The apparent dichotomy in the judicial treatment of the pair over a similar issue prompted Trump to decry what he deemed "selective prosecution."
"WOW! FAKE NEWS CNN, THROUGH A LEAK FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE, HAS JUST REPORTED THAT NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED IN THE (MUCH BIGGER THAN MINE!!!) CROOKED JOE BIDEN DOCUMENTS CASE. WE ARE LIVING IN A VERY CORRUPT COUNTRY!" Trump posted on Truth Social on Friday.
Hur's appointment followed revelations that an attorney for Biden discovered classified materials at his former office in the Penn-Biden Center in Washington. Subsequent searches turned up additional materials at his Delaware home. Biden defended his storage of materials in the garage, saying they were locked in along with his prized Corvette.
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