Trump demands DOJ ‘immediately’ drop charges against him in classified docs case after Biden decision

EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump told Fox News Digital that “deranged” Special Counsel Jack Smith needs to “immediately” drop all charges against him in his classified records case following the decision not to bring charges against President Biden for his retention of sensitive national security documents.

Trump spoke exclusively to Fox News Digital after Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report was made public. Hur did not recommend criminal charges against Biden for mishandling and retaining classified documents — and stated that he wouldn’t bring charges against Biden even if he were not in the Oval Office. 

Those records included classified documents about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, among other records related to national security and foreign policy which Hur said implicated “sensitive intelligence sources and methods.” 

NO CHARGES FOR BIDEN AFTER SPECIAL COUNSEL PROBE INTO IMPROPER HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS

Trump, on the other hand, was charged out of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation related to his retention of classified materials. Trump pleaded not guilty to all 37 felony charges out of Smith’s probe. The charges include willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice and false statements.

Former President Donald Trump in New Hampshire

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump points to supporters at the conclusion of a campaign rally at the Atkinson Country Club on January 16, 2024 in Atkinson, New Hampshire. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Trump, the 2024 GOP front-runner, was then charged with an additional three counts as part of a superseding indictment out of Smith’s investigation — an additional count of willful retention of national defense information and two additional obstruction counts. Trump pleaded not guilty.

That trial is set to begin on May 20, 2024. 

“They should immediately drop the case against me,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “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.” 

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Classified documents found in Biden’s Delaware residence

Hur, in his report, revealed damning photos of classified national security documents stored unsecurely in Biden’s garage, basement and offices at his Wilmington, Delaware, home. 

Trump said Biden’s case is “100 times more severe.”

Hur, in his report, described Biden as “a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” 

Biden classified docs probe

Classified documents found in Biden’s Delaware residence

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