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kpete

(72,078 posts)
Mon Feb 26, 2024, 04:56 PM Feb 26

Jack Smith cites the Hur Report -says Trump's handling of classified docs was far worse than Biden's

Jack Smith cites the Hur Report to contend that Trump's handling of classified documents is in a whole other league of misconduct than Biden's.

Special counsel Jack Smith said Monday that President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents — which earned him a scolding from special counsel Robert Hur — is not “remotely” similar to the “deceitful criminal conduct” of Donald Trump.

In a 12-page filing countering Trump’s claim that he’s been selectively prosecuted by attorneys loyal to the Biden administration, Smith’s team rejected Trump’s effort to compare the former president’s conduct to Biden’s. In fact, Hur’s report underscored why Trump is facing criminal charges and Biden is not, they noted.

“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,” Harbach added. “And the evidence concerning the two men’s intent — whether they knowingly possessed and willfully retained such documents — is also starkly different.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/02/26/jack-smith-says-trump-classified-docs-00143346


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Jack Smith cites the Hur Report -says Trump's handling of classified docs was far worse than Biden's (Original Post) kpete Feb 26 OP
Direct link to court document... Hermit-The-Prog Feb 26 #1
Thank you! SeattleVet Feb 27 #11
Boom! TY & Jack Smith!! Cha Feb 26 #2
Everybody seemed to glom onto Hur's ageism swipe Qutzupalotl Feb 26 #3
I don't get the "Biden's handling of classified documents -- which earned him a scolding from special counsel" BS. Beastly Boy Feb 26 #4
Am I correct. Trump knew he had the files but Biden was most probably unaware that he had them. twodogsbarking Feb 26 #5
Thank you, Jack Smith - for pointing out the obvious! ShazzieB Feb 26 #6
Unfortunately... GiqueCee Feb 26 #7
not remotely similar markodochartaigh Feb 26 #8
the russia files? oldinmtdem92 Feb 27 #9
Good. Now I wish there was an effective "speedy trial" rule in Loser 1's case... Justice matters. Feb 27 #10

Beastly Boy

(9,637 posts)
4. I don't get the "Biden's handling of classified documents -- which earned him a scolding from special counsel" BS.
Mon Feb 26, 2024, 06:49 PM
Feb 26

In his report, Hur explicitly referred to Biden's alleged transgressions as being incomparably more benign than Trump's. Is that what the media call "scolding" these days?

From the day I read Hur's report, I tried to point out, to anyone who would listen, a treasure trove of political capital in it for Biden to take advantage of as he pleases. I found few, if any, listeners.

All that time wasted on bashing Hur (and Garland, for some inexplicable reason) instead of paying attention to his report. Well, better late than never, I guess.

twodogsbarking

(10,055 posts)
5. Am I correct. Trump knew he had the files but Biden was most probably unaware that he had them.
Mon Feb 26, 2024, 06:51 PM
Feb 26

Not evidence just a thought.

GiqueCee

(674 posts)
7. Unfortunately...
Mon Feb 26, 2024, 07:26 PM
Feb 26

... the room-temperature IQs that screech their protestations of the nonexistent inequities that Trump whines about in his word salad speeches, all have to be led by the nose to revelations that are obvious to those of us that pay attention.
The really sad part is, those room-temperature IQs are allowed to breed indiscriminately.

We. Are. DOOMED!

oldinmtdem92

(47 posts)
9. the russia files?
Tue Feb 27, 2024, 02:21 PM
Feb 27

where oh where did they go ? how come they have not been found? fucking heads should be rolling.

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