This one precedent set by Bill Clinton could save Donald Trump from political persecution

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Joe Biden has been working hard to be the most divisive President in the history of the United States.

Now the Department of Justice has officially crossed the Rubicon by indicting Biden’s top political rival.

But this one precedent set by Bill Clinton could save Donald Trump from political persecution.

Donald Trump delivers fiery speech at Bedminster following his arraignment

Donald Trump was arraigned at a Miami District courthouse on 37 charges connected to his handling of classified documents. The hearing was just another step in the radical Left’s political persecution of the former President.

Following his arraignment, Trump flew back to his golf resort in Bedminster where he addressed a crowd of supporters and delivered a fiery speech. The speech detailed how Trump plans to fight back against the charges and defeat the establishment once again.

Trump will focus on the tenets of the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which he said was never meant to be used to prosecute anyone criminally. He will also refer to a precedent set by former President Bill Clinton in a case that relied on the Presidential Records Act.

He said the “Clinton socks” case will ultimately exonerate him in his document probe.

Judge ruling on Clinton case said the President is the sole authority on declassification

Trump argued that the Presidential Records Act is a civil case and that there is no reason for anyone to prosecute him for making any errors in the declassification process. He said that the National Archives has no control over the details of declassification and it falls squarely on the President.

The “Clinton socks” case refers to a district court ruling in 2012 that was decided following allegations that Clinton had improperly declassified and stored important government documents. In that ruling, Judge Amy Berman Jackson cleared Clinton for taking audio recordings he had collected during his term.

Jackson said that although the tapes stored in Clinton’s sock drawer should have been classified, there was no legal authority given to the National Archives to intervene and reclassify them. “Under the statute, this responsibility is left solely to the President,” she wrote in her decision.

Trump said that there is no reason any judge or jury should find him guilty using this precedent.

Trump: On “November 5, 2024, justice will be done”

Trump pled not guilty to all charges. He argued that because of the “Clinton socks” case, the indictment shouldn’t have ever been brought against him. Unfortunately, the grand jury was never informed on the precedent set by Clinton.

“I am the only one that can save this nation because you know they’re not coming after me, they’re coming after you, and I just happened to be standing in their way,” Trump said, before adding that he “will never be moved” no matter what the Left throws at him.

The former President has vowed to continue to fight these charges and continue his reelection bid. He said he will investigate Joe Biden when he is put back in office.  “On November 5, 2024, justice will be done,” Trump said. “We will take back our country and we will Make America Great Again.”

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.