Fox News host Sean Hannity and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley on Tuesday criticized the Justice Department for “double standards” when it comes to classified materials.
“I want to talk about a double standard. The raid on Mar-a-Lago. The FBI had already been to the room where they found ‘the documents’. They had unrestricted access to that room. They said, ‘would you mind putting a lock on the door?’ Trump’s team delivered. Why the raid? Hannity asked Turley. (RELATED: Biden, Trump Special Advisers Show American Voters ‘Aren’t In Charge Anymore,’ Tucker Carlson Says)
“Why does Hillary Clinton have all those documents, many more than were found on Donald Trump’s president, top secret classified emails on servers, 33,000 emails deleted with BleachBit that we never discovered, devices smashed with hammers and cards Missing SIMs? too?” Hannity continued. “That didn’t seem like a big deal to the media or the Democrats at the time. It was a big deal with Donald Trump, and once again we’re getting a bunch of excuses from the Democrats. Is that it? a double standard?
FBI agents raided Mar-a Lago, the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, over allegations that classified materials were removed when Trump left office in January 2021. Trump said he declassified the documents.
Lawyers for President Joe Biden discovered classified materials at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and in an old office at the Penn Biden Center. Attorney General Merrick Garland called Robert Hur to serve as special counsel to investigate the matter.
The Justice Department decided not to have FBI agents monitor Biden’s lawyers as they searched for additional classified materials, according to to the Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with the matter.
“The fact is that when it comes to looking for the documents, they keep saying, ‘no, use your private lawyer,’ unauthorized people, strangers. They were doing the interviews, they finally assigned a federal prosecutor to look at this,” Turley said. “But the documents themselves, the search for those documents was left in the hands of private lawyers and that benefits the president.”
“Here we are not getting many responses from the government,” Turley added after pointing out differences and similarities in the cases of Trump and Biden. “But those documents at Mar-a-Lago were kept in a storage room that was protected by the Secret Service.”
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