Rep. Greg Steube contended on Thursday that the Department of Justice is unfairly singling out former President Donald Trump while overlooking similar alleged infractions by President Joe Biden.
During an appearance on Newsmax’s “Carl Higbie FRONTLINE” on Thursday, the Florida Republican criticized federal prosecutors for pursuing a case against Trump for retaining classified files while not taking similar action against Biden, who Steube claims did the same.
“It’s amazing, isn’t it?” Steube, a member of the House Judiciary Committee’s select panel on the weaponization of the federal government, told the program.
The Department of Justice’s special counsel, Robert K. Hur’s office, is expected not to pursue charges against Biden for mishandling classified documents during his tenure as vice president, per CNN.
According to two anonymous sources who spoke to CNN, Hur and his team are reportedly conducting a thorough review that criticizes the current president for mishandling the materials. The report by the outlet was published on Thursday.
Hur’s team anticipates completing their report by the end of the year.
The news “illustrates the complete weaponization of the federal government and the DOJ and the FBI,” Steube continued, adding that they are “going to go after Trump” nationwide despite “actual evidence” of Biden committing crimes.
“It shows the American people exactly what is happening in the Biden DOJ,” he added.
His comments come in the wake of a report from The Wall Street Journal earlier in the day, citing anonymous sources stating that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will not pursue charges against Biden in his classified documents case.
The files in question were discovered at Biden’s property in Greenville, Delaware, and his office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., spanning his tenure as vice president under former President Barack Obama. Special counsel Robert K. Hur’s office has been investigating these files since their discovery in late 2022 and early 2023.
Conversely, Trump is scheduled for a trial on May 20 concerning his own classified documents case, which revolves around a collection of sensitive information found at his Mar-a-Lago property in South Florida.
Last week, a federal judge dismissed a request from Trump’s legal team to delay the trial’s commencement date. Trump’s lawyers argued that the currently scheduled trial date might clash with the former president’s ongoing legal challenges.