Donald J. Trump, the former U.S. President, took part in a town hall meeting hosted by Fox News in Clive, Iowa, where he expressed concerns about the alleged disparities between his treatment by the justice system and that of President Joe Biden and his family. Trump stated that he believes the Biden family is receiving protection from a biased and corrupted justice system in the U.S. During his exchange with host Sean Hannity, Trump criticized what he referred to as the 'witch hunts' that have shadowed his political journey, alleging a glaring double standard between how he and his successor, President Biden, are dealt with by the justice system. Trump was particularly critical of handling the controversy surrounding Hunter Biden's laptop. "They're being protected, and it's a one-sided system—it is a very unfair system, but they're being protected," Trump emphatically asserted, alleging preferential treatment for Biden and his family. Trump brought up the controversial situation involving former Vice President Joe Biden's push for removing a Ukrainian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma Holdings at the time. Burisma is a Ukrainian natural gas company where Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was a board member. [tweet_embed]June 02, 2023[/tweet_embed] In a controversial phone conversation in July 2019, the former President requested Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to initiate investigations into the Bidens' affairs and business engagements in Ukraine. This specifically included Hunter Biden's ties with Burisma Holdings and Joe Biden's role in the dismissal of Shokin. This appeal occurred after a freeze on U.S. military aid to Ukraine, leading Democrats to suspect a quid pro quo deal, sparking a political furor. Contrary to the Democrats' allegations, Trump maintains that his inquiries into Hunter Biden were justified. The younger Biden was under federal scrutiny over his tax affairs at the time of Trump's first impeachment, an investigation that began in 2018 due to dubious foreign transactions. The FBI subpoenaed Hunter Biden's purported laptop as part of an ongoing money laundering probe, first reported by Fox News Digital in October 2020. "When you look at all of this criminality like the laptop has so much stuff on it," Trump said during the town hall Thursday. "It's so bad. It's so evil, and yet, they don't want to do anything." The former President further suggested that the discovery of Hunter Biden's laptop should have halted the impeachment proceedings against him. Trump argued that the laptop's content validated his stance, and its existence signaled a dual system of government in the U.S. "You can't have law and order in a country where you have such corruption," Trump added. Despite Trump's claims, the House of Representatives impeached him twice, firstly in December 2019 on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and then in January 2021 for incitement of insurrection following the Capitol riot. The Senate acquitted him on both occasions. Trump also discussed the infamous Russia investigation, stating that he had been under persistent attack from longtime Washington insiders since he took office. "They spied on my campaign, they did all sorts of things. I was under investigation and under siege and so were my people," he remarked. Trump believed that his resilience is why he has endured these investigations. "I guarantee that if I didn't fight back, I wouldn't be here," Trump said. "What they did was so bad, and they've been caught now." Trump referred to Special Counsel John Durham's final report, which Fox News Digital reported on last month. Durham's report criticized the Department of Justice and FBI's handling of the original Trump-Russia investigation, stating that they "failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law." Durham is expected to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on his findings later this month. The committee will explore the claims made in Durham's report, which concluded after a prolonged examination that the FBI had been heavily influenced by "investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump's political opponents" during their 'Crossfire Hurricane' investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia. "So far, nothing's happened to them of consequence," Trump lamented during the town hall. While no charges have been brought against the people Durham implicated in his report, announcing his upcoming testimony before the House Judiciary Committee has sparked a renewed public interest in the investigation and its findings.