Former President Donald Trump on Thursday night blasted the U.S. judicial system that is protecting the Biden family from criminal prosecution.
Speaking to a Fox News town hall event in Iowa, the 2024 presidential candidate focused on the content of Hunter Biden’s much-publicized hard drive. He called it “bad” and “evil” and lamented that the federal government does not want to act on it.
The younger Biden’s laptop was abandoned at a Delaware computer shop and is allegedly full of evidence of shady foreign business transactions.
Many of these acts appear to have been undertaken when Joe Biden was vice president under Barack Obama. But outraged Republicans are running into a stone wall in trying to get the case against the first family prosecuted.
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As Trump explained to host Sean Hannity, “They’re being protected, and it’s a one-sided system. It is a very unfair system, but they’re being protected. He also declared that he should not have been impeached in light of the evidence contained on the “evil” laptop.
The town hall featured the former president railing against “witch hunts” he had to endure both while in office and after his presidency. Trump pointed to the clear double standard between the way he is approached vs. that of the Biden family.
Trump noted the infamous efforts by then-Vice President Biden to force the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor and end the investigation into Burisma Holdings.
That is the Ukrainian natural gas company where Hunter Biden served on the board.
When Trump was in the White House, he attempted to get to the bottom of the Biden family’s ties with Ukraine energy. In July 2019, he asked President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate business dealings involving the Bidens in the nation.
He also wanted a probe into the elder Biden’s successful push to have prosecutor Viktor Shokin shown the door.
The administration at the time had frozen millions in U.S. military aid to the country. Democrats erupted, calling it a quid pro quo arrangement demanding the investigation in exchange for foreign assistance.
They also accused Trump of using the threat of an investigation into Biden to meddle in the 2020 presidential election. That is a rich accusation considering current actions by prominent Democrats to do exactly that as Trump mounts his 2024 campaign for the White House.