The Washington Post — yesterday, Tuesday — reported that a report prepared by a U.S. prosecutor includes criticism of the way President Joe Biden and his aides handle “top secret” official documents, but ruled out any prosecution in the case. Not recommended.
The report, prepared by Attorney General Robert Hoare, who is in charge of investigating the case, will be published in the next few days, the newspaper said in a report yesterday.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Hur as special prosecutor in the case after official documents classified as “top secret” from Biden's tenure as former President Barack Obama's vice president were released to a Biden office in Delaware, Ohio in 2022. Were found in the old office. ,
Similar to what happened with the current president, investigators found documents classified as “top secret” at the residence of his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, but this billionaire, the most likely candidate to compete with Biden in the upcoming presidential elections, Is behaving criminally. This case led to a prosecution on charges of negligence in handling secret documents.
Trump pleaded not guilty to this charge, for which he was referred for trial before the federal judiciary based on a decision issued by another special prosecutor, Jack Smith, who charged the former President specifically with nuclear charges. Was accused of endangering national security by keeping documents related to the issues. , after leaving the White House.
The former president kept these documents – which also included files from the Department of Defense (Pentagon) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – at his residence in the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
According to the indictment, some of these documents were stacked haphazardly and some were placed on the floor. Unlike Trump, Biden acknowledged that an “error” had been made in the handling of these documents, which were “inadvertently” taken from their location.
According to the Washington Post, there are major differences between Biden and Trump regarding the issue of secret documents. According to the newspaper, the number of documents related to Biden's case is less than 20, whereas in the case of his predecessor there are about 300 documents.