A former attorney for Donald Trump verbally smacked down George Stephanopoulos on Friday after the ABC morning show host tried to say that Trump’s classified documents case was somehow different than President Joe Biden possessing similar documents.
The attorney, Jim Trusty, left Trump’s employ along with another lawyer now that Trump has been indicted in Florida on charges related to his possession and handling of classified documents. But he spoke highly of his former client and said without hesitation that he believes Biden’s actions and behaviors are far worse but most of the mainstream media is Democrat-friendly and won’t report it.
Here’s a partial transcript, along with a video clip of the interview:
JIM TRUSTY: When I have this conversation with him, he very quickly pivots to concern about the country. You know, it’s not a real selfish analysis. It’s this is a bad moment for our history. This is our country turning the corner. And as somebody that’s been around criminal justice for over 30 years, I agree with him. It’s a Rubicon we shouldn’t be crossing.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But doesn’t the president, don’t you believe in the principle that no person is above the law? If the president committed the same crime that someone else did, shouldn’t he be charged?
TRUSTY: No person is below the law. That’s really the issue here. I mean, you’ve got these investigations in Delaware that are a thousand times more serious by a sitting president who has authorized his DOJ to try to sink the candidacy of his prime opposition while that guy has unsecured documents that he stole out of a SCIF dozens of years ago. So, look, you know, we’re not talking about some sort of favoritism.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: What are you’ talking about?! That is a ridiculous statement.
TRUSTY: There’s this issue (laughs) Nice try. There’s an issue that anyone that reads any news, the first would agree there’s a parallel track, which is the Delaware documents scandal of Joe Biden, where there’s a special counsel, Rob Hur, that’s investigating it. You know that there were documents that were sensitive, that were marked classified, found in a garage near a Corvette that made their way through Chinatown, through the Penn Biden Center. There’s 850 boxes that have never been fully looked at at the University of Delaware. You have the ultimate unclean hands of a current sitting president who had no declassification, had none of the protections of President Trump. And you literally had to have stolen stuff from a skiff. Even Dick Durbin has commented about how this was an outrageous possession of classified material by vice president at that point. Joe Biden. So that’s what we’re talking about. You can scoff and act like there’s nothing to it, but the whole country knows the basic notion of unequal treatment and fairness. And that’s what’s at issue with this prosecution.