President Donald Trump explained on Thursday why the ongoing federal probe into his purported handling of “classified” documents should be dropped, taking a swing at “Deranged Jack Smith” and highlighting the legal precedent set by the Presidential Records Act.
In an official statement, the president wrote, “Vital caselaw, of which there is much, further confirms that the Presidential Records Act (PRA) is the only statute which applies to Presidents and their records. These cases build on the Clinton Socks case in making it clear that Presidents have complete latitude and authority when it comes to documents, as well as that the PRA has no criminal enforcement mechanism.”
Trump was recently charged with 37 counts in June related to the reported “mishandling” of so-called classified documents that were taken from Mar-a-Lago in last year’s unprecedented FBI raid.
Rumors have swirled that the case could be dropped due to alleged misconduct at the behest of the DOJ, but those rumors have yet to be confirmed.
The president stated that “Deranged Jack Smith,” the special counsel spearheading the probe, was aware of the “complete latitude and authority” of the president regarding documents, “but refused to even mention the words ‘Presidential Records Act.’”
He continued, “The same Department of Justice that is now going after ‘President Trump,’ just a few years ago argued on behalf of the President for a wide and complete application of the PRA in many cases, and won in front of Democrat appointed judges such as Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who ruled totally in favor of the President.”
As previously reported by RSBN, a recent report alluded to a potential 30-40 more charges in the classified documents case, according to sources who spoke to the Independent in June.
Right now, President Trump is facing a combined 71 charges between the federal case and a criminal investigation in Manhattan, where he was indicted in the spring for purportedly “falsifying” business records.
In his statement, Trump argued that the facts he presented regarding the PRA and the Clinton Socks case “explained why the current weaponized DOJ corruptly fails to mention the PRA in their contrived argument against me and are also just some of the key reasons why that ‘case’ should be summarily dropped, with a strong rebuke of the extensive prosecutorial misconduct that has been committed by Merrick Garland, Deranged Jack Smith, Lisa Monaco, and many other Trump haters within the DOJ and FBI.”