Former President Donald Trump declared that he was “at least as innocent” as his former vice president, Mike Pence, on Friday after the Department of Justice declined to bring charges against Pence for the alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Trump, who is the subject of a special counsel investigation related to classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago resort last year, claimed he should also be exonerated of any wrong-doing that’s tied to the documents.
“Just announced that they are not going to bring charges against Mike Pence on the document hoax,” Trump posted to Truth Social.
“That’s great, but when am I going to be fully exonerated, I’m at least as innocent as he is. And what about [President] Joe Biden, who is hiding at least 1850 boxes, and some located in Chinatown, DC? When will the witch hunt against ‘TRUMP’ stop?”
The Justice Department recently concluded its investigation into a handful of classified documents discovered at Pence’s Indiana home earlier this year.
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department’s National Security Division have conducted an investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information,” the Justice Department wrote to Pence’s attorney.
“Based on the results of that investigation, no criminal charges will be sought,” the letter, which was obtained by several news organizations, continued.
The investigation was significantly different than the FBI raid of Trump’s Florida resort last August, which revealed hundreds of top secret or classified documents that were improperly stored.
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