Trump Says Delayed Case An ‘Election Interference Scam’

Former President Donald Trump called the federal criminal case against him regarding the possible handling of classified material a “scam” this week. His comments echo earlier statements, as well as reflect the decision earlier this week to delay the case likely until after the 2024 election.

Trump said on social media that it “always has been very clear” that the case against him is an “Election Interference Scam concocted by Crooked Joe Biden, Deranged [special counsel] Jack Smith and their Hacks and Thugs…”

The statement also came as Smith’s office filed a legal document stating that some of the material seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in 2022 was presented out of order.

This statement contradicted an earlier statement by Smith’s team stating the opposite.

Trump said that this mean that the special counsel’s office “committed blatant evidence tampering by mishandling the very boxes they used as a pretext to bring this fake case.”

“This deeply illegal action by this politicized prosecutor mandates that this whole witch hunt be dropped immediately,” he added.

Trump also cited the decision by former special counsel Jack Hur to not prosecute Biden over allegations that he took classified documents during his time as vice president.

“He had 10 times the boxes. He had a lot of classified information. They let him out, but they continue to go after Donald Trump. But I think it’s going to end very well,” the former president said.

Judge Aileen Cannon wrote earlier this week that the documents case against the former president would be delayed indefinitely.

She wrote that it “would be imprudent and inconsistent with the Court’s duty to fully and fairly consider the various pending pre-trial motions before the Court, critical CIPA issues and additional pretrial and trial preparations necessary to present this case to a jury.”

The new timing would be done “consistent with Defendants’ right to due process and the public’s interest in the fair and efficient administration of justice,” the judge wrote.