MIAMI, FLORIDA—On Tuesday, June 13, Donald J. Trump became the first U.S.  President, to be charged for allegedly mishandling documents that were found at his Mar-a-Lago residence.

At his arraignment, Trump’s attorney Todd Blanchard, plead not guilty on behalf of former President, Donald J. Trump on 37 federal charges filed against him. On the court records, the plaintiff in the case reads, “United States of America.”

Classified documents are highly confidential records that are kept at the White House by the sitting President who has the opportunity to declassify documents if he intends to take them with him. This is all to transpire before the transfer of power between the current President and the newly elected President. 

“Yes, there’s a difference between Trump’s possession and Biden’s possession of #classifieddocuments. Since Trump was President, he had the power to declassify documents. Since Biden wasn’t, he had no such power. The DOJ and FBI must take this difference into account,” said podcaster, author of 2000 Mules Dinesh D’Souza.

Trump, maintains that he declassified the documents prior to ever taking possession.

The Biden Administration is under scrutiny and has been publicly accused of weaponizing the DOJ, and the FBI against his political opponent.

One report indicated classified documents belonging to President Joe Biden were found on January 11th  at Penn Biden Center at 101 Constitution Avenue in Washington DC.

On November 2, 2022, Biden’s attorneys reported the classified documents found in a locked closet, not naming Penn Biden Center, but calling saying the documents were found, “In a think tank in Washington DC.” 

Biden’s classified documents were from when Biden served as Vice President for the Obama Administration from 2009-2017. A Vice President cannot legally declassify documents.  Biden had possession of classified documents he was not legally allowed to declassify, and was not charged.

More classified documents were found at Biden’s Wilmington Delaware home. The FBI reportedly, “Secured the documents,” without further ado.

On January 12, 2023, Attorney General, Merrick Garland, appointed U.S. attorney, Robert Hur, to oversee details of classified documents found in the possession of former/present presidents. He then appointed Jack Smith to specifically oversee Trump’s case.

Former Presidents Clinton and Obama had possession of classified documents, which they allege were turned over to the National Archives.

On August 8, 2022, FBI agents executed a raid on Mar-a-Lago, the residence of former President Trump following a subpoena for classified documents issued by the DOJ.

Former VP, Mike Pence called the raid on Mar-a-Lago a “Massive Overreach.”  When Biden’s classified documents turned up at Penn Biden Center, Pence indicated that the FBI should be searching Biden’s home.

Trump’s attorney and spokesperson, Alina Habba spoke in front of the courthouse.

“Targeting prosecution of a leading political opponent is the types of thing you see in dictatorships, like Cuba and Venezuela.”

Unsplash Photo By Natilyn Hicks

Following his arraignment, Trump went to Versailles Restaurant and Cuban Cuisine at 3555 SW Eighth St. in Miami, Florida where Trump supporters sang, “Happy Birthday,” to him. 

Trump’s polling numbers skyrocketed to 61 percent since he was indicted and arraigned.