Special Council Robert Hur’s Report Confirms America’s 2-Tier Justice System

Member Group : Jerry Shenk

Special Counsel Robert Hur wasn’t instructed to judge the “fairness” of American justice, but he has proven that our justice system has at least two tiers: one for prominent Democrats and insiders, and another for everyone else.

Hur’s report on President(ish) Joe Biden’s possession and misuse of classified documents illustrated just how broken America’s justice system really is.

Hur’s brief consisted of answering one question: Did Biden’s possession and alleged misuse of classified documents rise to the level of criminality?

Hur’s report answered in the affirmative by detailing felonies dating back to Biden’s days in the Senate.

But, then, Hur declined to recommend criminal charges. Rather, he made reference to Biden’s “diminished faculties in advancing age.” Hur unilaterally decided that Geriatric Joe would make a sympathetic witness in his own defense due to his age and frailty, that no jury would convict “a well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

In other words, even though Joe is guilty of “willfully retain[ing]” classified materials, Hur doesn’t want him to face charges, and, he hopes, America won’t care, because Biden is old and decrepit.

Slow Joe cared, though.

Reportedly outraged by Hur’s characterization of his manifest mental and physical limitations, Biden made an ill-advised impromptu appearance on national television during which he unwisely insisted, in effect, “I am competent to face criminal charges!”

However, according to Hur, he is not – American justice, Tier 1.

On to Tier 2…

The Department of Justice is prosecuting President Donald Trump for (arguably legally) possessing classified documents beyond his presidency.

The Presidential Records Act of 1978 allows a chief executive to retain some personal records from his time in office, and, according to the American Bar Association, a president has “broad authority to formally declassify most documents that are not statutorily protected, while they are in office.”

Unlike Trump, Biden was not covered by the Presidential Records Act while senator and vice president. He had no legal right to retain classified documents from his time in either office. Hur reported that one box in Biden’s garage “contained marked classified documents from the late 1970s.”

In other words, the facts surrounding Biden’s retention of classified materials are far worse than those concerning Trump’s.

In addition, Hur’s report called out Biden’s lackadaisical handling of his illegally retained documents. Biden provided no custodial protection for his classified materials. FBI agents recovered documents “from the garage, offices, and basement den in Mr. Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home,” and at the University of Pennsylvania’s Biden Center whose employees lacked security clearances.

Mr. Trump’s documents were securely locked up at his Mar-a-Lago estate, and guarded 24/7/365 by Secret Service officers.

Then there’s the Tier1/Tier 2 contrast of how federal authorities reclaimed both men’s documents…

Even though authorities from the Department of Justice, the FBI and the National Archives had met with Trump/his staff to discuss his possession of the documents, and security precautions at Mar-a-Lago, Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered a surprise, 9-hour, unsupervised pre-dawn, FBI raid on Trump’s estate, along with pre-alerted media, news cameras and overhead news helicopters. They even pawed through Melania Trump’s closets and drawers.

The drama was clearly premeditated.

Conversely, after his lawyers confessed Biden’s possession of classified documents, there was no unannounced pre-dawn raid, armored vehicles, live-streams or news choppers. Showing no interest in Jill Biden’s wardrobe, Merrick Garland’s FBI quietly visited the president’s Wilmington home and Rehoboth Beach house to conduct non-confrontational inspections.

In addition to the Department of Justice’s lack of curiosity about Biden family corruption being uncovered in House Committee hearings, Hur’s refusal to prosecute Biden all but cancels Democrats’ central argument against Donald Trump’s candidacy, that he has committed serious crimes for which he must be held accountable.

Ironically, the Hur report has been useful in making it impossible for media hacks to ignore America’s two-tier “justice” system, even though Americans already recognize it.

A 2023 Survey conducted by the Trafalgar Group two weeks before the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid revealed that an overwhelming majority of Americans view our justice system as two-tiered.

In it, 79 percent of likely U.S. voters interviewed agreed that, “there are two tiers of justice: one set of laws for politicians and Washington D.C. insiders vs one set…for everyday Americans.”

Robert Hur’s report and failure to charge President(ish) Joe Biden proved them right.