President Donald Trump arrived on Monday morning in Fort Pierce, Florida, for a closed federal hearing in the “classified documents” case, multiple sources have reported.
Footage shared on social media by Aaron Katersky of ABC News showed the president’s motorcade arriving at a federal court for the closed-door hearing, which comes as Special Counsel Robert Hur has declined to charge Joe Biden in a separate classified documents case for what many consider to be controversial reasons.
According to the Associated Press, the trial in Trump’s classified documents case is slated for May 20, and this hearing has been set to discuss what procedures will be followed when handling the allegedly classified material.
Americans may recall that in August 2022, the FBI raided the president’s private residence, Mar-a-Lago, where they supposedly seized classified documents, which form the basis for this trial.
Last Thursday, the DOJ declined to charge Joe Biden for allegations of mishandling classified documents, with the special counsel’s report noting that Biden was unable to recall when he served as vice president and the date of his son, Beau’s, death.
The report shockingly stated: “We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
Hur’s report also added that because of his age, “It would be difficult to convince a jury they should convict him – by then a former president well into his eighties – of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”
President Trump responded to this report with a strong statement last week, scorching the “TWO-TIERED SYSTEM OF JUSTICE AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL SELECTIVE PROSECUTION.”
He explained, “What Biden did is outrageously criminal – He had 50 years of documents, 50 times more than I had, and ‘WILLFULLY RETAINED’ them. I was covered by the Presidential Records Act, Secret Service was always around, and GSA delivered the documents. Deranged Jack Smith should drop this Case immediately. ELECTION INTERFERENCE.”