Trump: ‘Big Difference’ Between My Docs Case, Biden’s

Former President Donald Trump shared his thoughts on Truth Social about President Joe Biden’s handling of confidential files from Washington and the purported unequal treatment both leaders experienced.

“On Truth Social, Trump mentioned Biden’s recent issues with paperwork,” the post read. “He pointed out that Biden has relocated numerous sensitive documents, some to urban areas, throughout the years. Trump emphasized the legal differences between a president and a senator handling such files, suggesting that while he followed regulations under the Presidential Records Act, Biden did not.”

Trump’s comments seemed to reference Biden’s recent dialogue with special counsel Robert Hur regarding the potential mismanagement of classified information. Ian Sams, a representative for the White House legal team, confirmed that Biden’s “open discussion” spanned Sunday and Monday at the White House.

This probe was initiated after sensitive files were discovered in various sections of Biden’s Delaware residence and a Washington, D.C. office. The documents reportedly trace back to his tenure as both a senator and vice president.

Once these documents were unearthed by Biden’s legal team, they promptly informed the National Archives and Records Administration and surrendered the items, as per available sources.

Furthermore, the FBI undertook a search of the Biden family’s holiday residence in Rehoboth, Delaware. Here, they uncovered “various materials and hand-written records” seemingly from Biden’s vice-presidential era. These documents were later transferred to the Justice Department for an in-depth analysis.

In a twist, Attorney General Merrick Garland assigned Hur this year to scrutinize Biden’s possible mismanagement of sensitive materials. This happened just two months post Jack Smith’s appointment to probe a similar situation linked to Trump.

The claim made by Trump about Biden keeping classified documents in an urban setting is believed to have roots in statements by Kathy Chung, a former aide during Biden’s vice-presidential days.

A story in The Washington Post in February disclosed that Chung had assisted Biden in transporting some boxes to an official transition facility after his vice-presidential term. Among these boxes, classified files were later identified at the Penn Biden Center. Post their time at this transition facility, these documents were temporarily housed at a Penn Biden Center site in an urban district.

Trump faced accusations related to his holding of classified files post-presidency. He has consistently refuted these claims, asserting his innocence.