Former President Donald Trump has reiterated his rationale for storing classified documents at his Mar-A-Lago residence. Trump discussed this matter during an interview with former Fox News host Megyn Kelly on her Sirius XM show, “The Megyn Kelly Show,” which aired on Thursday.
These fascists and these Marxists, and these people that are dealing, and they leak, and they’re disgusting people. They’re horrible for the country. We have a deranged guy named Jack Smith, who has been overturned at the Supreme Court a number of times and he gets overturned – you know why gets overturned? Because he goes too far. They don’t even mention the Presidential Records Act,” the former president began.
“This is all about the Presidential Records Act. I’m allowed to have these documents. I’m allowed to take these documents, classified or not classified. And frankly, when I have them, they become unclassified. People think you have to go through a ritual. You don’t, at least in my opinion, you don’t. But it’s even beyond that. Because the Presidential Records Act allows you to do as president, only as president. Now, the other people that we talk about, including Biden, he wasn’t president. So what he did is a different standard. And he should have real problems. They really should be talking about that. Not about me. I did absolutely nothing wrong,” he said.
The New York Times reported that Trump and nearly two dozen co-defendants in the case have already complicated the legal proceedings, which could potentially lead to prolonged courtroom battles for years.
“In the Georgia case, the question of whether to change the venue — a legal maneuver known as removal — matters because it would affect the composition of a jury. If the case stays in Fulton County, Ga., the jury will come from a bastion of Democratic politics where Mr. Trump was trounced in 2020. If the case is removed to federal court, the jury will be drawn from a 10-county region of Georgia that is more suburban and rural — and somewhat more Trump-friendly. Because it takes only one not-guilty vote to hang a jury, this modest advantage could prove to be a very big deal,” the Times reported.
Watch the full interview: