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    Hillary Clinton Called Out By GOP Lawmaker Following Trump Indictment

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    Rep. Byron Donalds engaged in a heated exchange with a CNN presenter over the indictment of former President Donald Trump, while also calling out Trump’s 2016 opponent.

    The Florida Republican noted that while Trump has been charged with 37 federal counts related to his handling of classified materials, his situation pales in comparison to that of Democratic figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who were also accused of possessing highly classified information.

    “When you look at this information, and you look at what’s come down in the indictment, an indictment is a one-sided argument from the prosecution. The president and his team is going to have an opportunity to respond to this. And actually, in looking at the indictment, one of the things you also have to understand is that there is a lot of context issues here,” Donalds noted.

    “The context you are getting directly from Jack Smith and deciding on what he thinks is relevant or not. Until the legal proceedings happen, you can’t go through that. Adds as a broader perspective, what you see is a political prosecution of Donald Trump because former officials of our government who did not have declassification ability and were not the head of the Executive Branch, they did significantly worse things with material and classified document material and the Department of Justice previous iterations just basically turned a blind eye and moved down the road, and that is why the American people look at this, they think it’s disgusting and they think it’s a two-tiered justice system simply to go after President Trump,” he added.

    The host responded, “Your view and I think the view that reflects what I think Scott Jennings made clear a lot of Republicans feel based on what they have seen. I think these are very different…”

    “No, no, no! Not feel. It’s not feel. Understand this. It is not feel. That is a fact,” Donalds insisted, adding that during her tenure in the Obama administration, Clinton destroyed emails and other materials that were under subpoena by the GOP-controlled House Oversight Committee, before going on.

    “Joe Biden took classified document material as a United States senator. I’m a United States congressman. I am not allowed to remove classified documents. He took them as a United States senator. They were all over the place. That is a violation, actually, of the Espionage Act. And so there has been no talk, no dissemination, no investigation of any of those things,” Donalds noted.

    In response, the host stated:

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    I think if you want to look at the differences from what we know now, and you have made this point in the past, and it’s fair. We don’t know what is going on with the special counsel’s investigation, Robert Hur, but we know that the president — the current president appeared to have voluntarily turned over documents which I think is a pretty stark difference in this case specifically. But I also think when you mention that the Clinton case, the president is literally quoted in the indictment saying that he appreciated that the lawyer — Hillary Clinton’s lawyer — deleted the 30,000 emails or made an effort to and she didn’t get in trouble because he said that and he was the one who deleted them and basically said that that was a good thing and that was helpful to some degree. CONTINUE READING…

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