Donald Trump Complains After Mike Pence Not Charged Over Classified Docs: ‘I’m at Least as Innocent as He is’

In a wild new Truth Social post, former POTUS Donald Trump is asking “When is it my turn” after news

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United States President Donald J. Trump joined by US Vice President Mike Pence, delivers brief remarks on the stock marked and the Dow reaching 30,000 for the first time in history, at the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Credit: Kevin Dietsch / Pool via CNP Newscom

In a wild new Truth Social post, former POTUS Donald Trump is asking “When is it my turn” after news broke that former VP Mike Pence would not be charged over a classified documents investigation.

Today, news broke that Pence won’t be under the microscope.

NBC News reports, “Former Vice President Mike Pence will not be charged in the discovery of classified documents at his Indiana home, according to a letter obtained by NBC News.

On Thursday, the Justice Department’s national security division informed Pence’s attorney that it had closed its investigation and that based on the ‘results’ of that probe, no charges will be filed against the former vice president. Pence was interviewed as part of the DOJ’s investigation, along with several aides, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The Justice Department declined to comment, but a DOJ official confirmed that the department had sent the letter.”

It should be noted that there are key differences between the case that was dismissed against Pence, and the classified documents case currently underway against former POTUS Trump.

In the case of Pence, once it was revealed that documents were being improperly stored, Pence’s legal team immediately worked with the Department of Justice to provide them all of the resources and information they needed to recover documents and put the issue to rest.

The same thing occurred when documents were discovered at the residence and office of President Joe Biden, some of which were taken from the White House during his tenure as Vice President.

Trump, by comparison, seems to have lied and covered up multiple classified documents. Trump claimed that he had a right to the documents, then said that he had the right to declassify them.

Trump is now facing increased scrutiny from special counsel Jack Smith, who is looking into whether or not Trump disseminated compromising information – and whether or not he obstructed justice.

But the key differences between the documents cases seems to elude Trump, who took to Truth Social with his usual complaint of a witch hunt on Friday.

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Trump wrote, “Just announced that they are not going to bring charges against Mike Pence on the document hoax. That’s great, but when am I going to be fully exonerated, I’m at least as innocent as he is. And what about Joe Biden, who is hiding at least 1850 boxes, and some located in Chinatown, DC? When will the witch hunt against ‘TRUMP’ stop?”

Things just got worse for Trump too after it was revealed that there was a 2021 audio recording of Trump discussing some of the classified documents currently involved in the investigation. The audio recording dissolves his most ardent defenses, and proves that he knew he had classified documents – documents he should not have had.

But the news for Pence could not have come at a better time.

This week, Pence’s team signaled that the former VP would soon be formally announcing his intent to run for the GOP nomination for President in 2024.

While Pence certainly won’t win over the MAGA hardliners, he stands a good chance among conservative and traditional Republicans who tire of the Trump circus.