Jack Smith: Trump’s Classified Docs Case Worse Than Biden’s

Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith’s team contended Monday that former President Donald Trump’s “deceitful criminal conduct” regarding his handling of classified documents does not even “remotely” resemble the case against President Joe Biden.

In a 12-page court filing Monday that pushed back against Trump’s emphatic claims of selective prosecution, Smith’s team rejected the former president’s attempt to draw parallels between his case and Biden’s, and said special counsel Robert Hur’s report on his investigation into Biden laid bare why Trump — and not Biden — is facing criminal charges.

“The defendants have not identified anyone who has engaged in a remotely similar suite of willful and deceitful criminal conduct and not been prosecuted. Nor could they,” assistant special counsel David Harbach wrote. “Trump, unlike Biden, is alleged to have engaged in extensive and repeated efforts to obstruct justice and thwart the return of documents bearing classification markings. And the evidence concerning the two men’s intent — whether they knowingly possessed and willfully retained such documents — is also starkly different.”

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Jack Smith: Trump’s Classified Docs Case Worse Than Biden’s

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