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Why is there a double standard?

In a recent statement on his Truth Social platform, former President Donald Trump expressed frustration over what he perceives as a disparity in treatment between himself and President Joe Biden in their respective handling of classified documents. Trump criticized what he sees as Biden receiving a “free pass” from the Department of Justice (DOJ) while he continues to face legal battles.

The remarks came ahead of a significant congressional hearing featuring former special counsel Robert Hur, who is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee regarding his decision not to pursue charges against Biden for mishandling classified information. Concurrently, Trump finds himself entangled in a federal trial in Florida related to his own handling of classified documents.

Trump highlighted the contrast in treatment, pointing out that Biden had access to a much larger volume of documents, including classified ones, which were reportedly dispersed without proper supervision or security protocols. Trump emphasized that unlike Biden, he is subject to the Presidential Records Act, which imposes stricter guidelines on document handling. He lamented that while Biden and others seemingly received leniency from the DOJ, he remains embroiled in legal proceedings.

Hur’s upcoming testimony is expected to delve into the intricacies of his decision-making process, including the reasoning behind not pursuing charges against Biden. He faces scrutiny over his extensive report and the transcript of interviews with Biden, which were provided to House Republicans following a subpoena.

In his prepared statement, Hur defended his decision, citing insufficient evidence to prove Biden’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. He also raised doubts about the likelihood of securing a conviction against an elderly individual with purported memory issues.

During his deposition, Biden reportedly relied heavily on phrases such as “I don’t know” or “I don’t recall,” as noted by NPR, which reviewed the transcript.

Hur, who recently departed from the DOJ, collaborated with the Office of Legislative Affairs in preparation for his congressional testimony, as reported by CNN. The hearing is poised to shed further light on the complex legal dynamics surrounding classified document handling and the discretion exercised by law enforcement authorities in pursuing charges.