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Trump reacts to DOJ not charging Pence: 'I'm at least as innocent as he is'

Both Pence and President Joe Biden had harshly criticized Trump following the August 2022 FBI raid on his home.

Published: June 2, 2023 3:17pm

Former President Donald Trump on Friday lamented an ongoing investigation into his handling of classified materials after learning that the Department of Justice would not pursue charges against former Vice President Mike Pence over a similar matter.

"Just announced that they are not going to bring charges against Mike Pence on the document hoax," Trump posted on Truth Social. "That’s great, but when am I going to be fully exonerated, I’m at least as innocent as he is. And what about Joe Biden, who is hiding at least 1850 boxes, and some located in Chinatown, DC? When will the witch hunt against 'TRUMP' stop?"

Earlier that day, reports emerged that the DOJ had informed Pence that its investigation had concluded and that the agency would not bring charges against him. In late January of this year, the Indiana Republican had egg on his face when he had to inform the federal government that he had discovered classified materials at his home. 

Both Pence and President Joe Biden had harshly criticized Trump following the August 2022 FBI raid on his home. Biden also had to eat his words after the discovery of classified materials at myriad locations he occupied after leaving the vice presidency.

Special counsel Jack Smith is handling the DOJ's investigation into Trump.

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

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