Former President Donald Trump maintains that the indictment brought against Hunter Biden is not an indicator of the DOJ’s fairness.
Trump, in an interview with new NBC News “Meet The Press” host Kristen Welker, said that there is no question about the DOJ’s two systems of justice.
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“Well, I think there’s no question about it,” Trump responded. “He had a plea deal that was the deal of the century — the art of the deal. You could write a book on it. The art of the deal. And, all of a sudden, that was broken up by a judge who was able to — a brilliant judge, actually, who was able to see through what was happening.”
The former president noted that the DOJ began investigating him when he came down the escalator to announce his candidacy in 2015. Trump added that despite beating all the “phony” and “fake” investigations, the DOJ continues to investigate him.
During the interview, host Welker suggested that the indictment against Hunter Undercuts the former president’s argument about two systems of justice in the DOJ.
Trump responded, noting that the first son was charged with one crime out of 12. The former president added that Hunter was charged with the only crime that does not affect his father, President Joe Biden.
“This is the only charge that doesn’t affect Joe Biden. This was the gun charge. But gun charges are very serious,” Trump added. “You know, people have had gun charges and gone to jail for a lot of, a lot of years. I pardoned some people who I thought it was just horrible what happened. But they were put in jail for many, many years, rappers and others. So, look, it’s a bad thing. But it’s one of 12, and it’s the one charge that doesn’t affect Joe Biden.”
Hunter Biden faces three federal charges related to false statements he made on a federal background check form to purchase a firearm. The first son was indicted for those charges last week.