According to a recent Politico report, "paranoia is gripping elements of" the inner circle of former President Donald Trump after an insider allegedly spilled the beans about secretly stored confidential materials at Mar-a-Lago.
come Two days later, when he gave a testimony to a New York State Democrat about past occupations, he became the first to invoke his Fifth Amendment right to self-implantation.
While previous presidents like Bill Clinton, Warren Harding, Ulysses S. Grant, Richard Nixon, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant all faced their fair share of accusations, none have received as many inquiries as Donald Trump, ranging from the handling of classified information to charges of inciting an uprising.
Professor Julia Azari of political science at Marquette University, who specialises in presidential politics, stated, "There's never been anything like this." When it comes to challenging institutions and conventions, as well as "the scope of the post-presidency legal challenges," the entire Trump phenomena is exceptional.
Nixon was on the edge of impeachment when he resigned in 1974, and Johnson, Clinton, and Nixon were all impeached.
But no president had ever been impeached twice until Trump.
The FBI's investigation into Trump's handling of documents and sensitive information when leaving the White House on January 20, 2021 included a search of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
While denouncing the discovery, Trump asserted another distinction: he was the first US president to inform the FBI that possible evidence had been placed against him. Regarding the discovery itself, he claimed that a US president had never experienced something similar.
Trump entered office as a unique president — the first to succeed without prior political or military experience — and claims that the probes are the result of his battle against the establishment. He claimed, "I confronted the American bureaucracy's corruption, and the establishment despises me for it.
People can and will debate whether one claim or another against Trump is more or less harsh than those made against previous presidents. But it's difficult to contest the assertion that Donald Trump has faced more serious and many claims than any other president.