The Justice Department’s announcement on Thursday, opting not to pursue criminal charges against President Joe Biden for his handling of classified documents, has triggered strong criticism from Alina Habba, spokesperson for Donald Trump.
During an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Habba voiced her dissatisfaction, characterizing the decision as reflective of a double standard within the justice system. She argued that if Biden can handle classified documents without consequences, the law should be consistently applied to the former president.
At 39 years old, Habba highlighted what she perceived as disparate treatment between Republicans and Democrats within the justice system. She pointed to the scrutiny Trump faced over classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago and contrasted it with the absence of charges against Biden.
Habba expressed her belief that the Special Counsel’s findings underscore the existence of two systems of justice, one for Republicans and another for Democrats.
Trump, maintaining his innocence, has consistently asserted his right to handle the documents as he deemed fit. Despite the National Archives’ repeated attempts to retrieve the records from Mar-a-Lago, they were unsuccessful. The situation escalated to the point where the FBI obtained a search warrant to raid Trump’s Florida estate.
In contrast, the handling of classified documents took a different turn during Biden’s administration. His attorneys promptly notified the National Archives upon discovering materials in his possession, signaling a distinct approach in dealing with such documents compared to the Trump administration.