Former President Donald Trump responded to the federal indictment unsealed on Friday by suggesting that federal agents “stuffed” classified material into evidence that they collected from Mar-a-Lago after they raided the property last year.
A federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida indicted the president on 37 felony counts for his alleged retention of national defense information, his alleged attempts to obstruct the investigation, and for allegedly lying to investigators.
“When the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, they wouldn’t let my lawyers or representatives anywhere near them,” Trump wrote on social media. “They wouldn’t tell us what they took. Knowing them, and based on past performance, they probably later ‘stuffed’ in other documents. My lawyers had to wait outside, on a very hot day. The FBI took my medical records, birth certificate, and passports, and just about anything else they were able to get their hands on. What a group! They didn’t do this to Crooked Joe Biden or Hillary.”
Special Counsel Jack Smith said during a press conference on Friday that the former president will get “a speedy trial on this matter, consistent with the public interest and the rights of the accused.”
“We have one set of laws in this country, and they apply to everyone,” Smith continued. “Applying those laws, collecting facts, that’s what determines the outcome of an investigation. Nothing more, nothing less.”
Trump responded to the press conference by posting on social media: “The News Conference just given by Deranged Special Prosecutor (and Trump Hater) Jack Smith was one of the weakest ever.”
“After putting our Country through Hell, with fake charges about a ‘No Crime’ under the Presidential Records Act, the Clinton Socks Case, and more, he sheepishly spoke for three minutes, said nothing, and walked off the stage,” Trump continued. “He is a Coward and a Thug!”
Trump repeatedly mentioned that Biden was “not indicted” in the criminal investigation into his handling of classified material. The case involving Biden is ongoing.
“Attorney General Garland, Lisa Monaco, Matt Colangelo (now working at the D.A’s Office to ‘GET TRUMP’), Deranged Jack Smith and, of course, Biden himself, who is losing to me in the Polls (by a lot), are all Trump Haters,” Trump said. “Jack Smith’s wife, Katy Chevigny, is the biggest Hater of them all. There is no way they can treat me fairly—but we will win, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”