Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented on the recent indictments issued against former Republican President Donald Trump, emphasizing they serve as evidence of the American judicial system functioning effectively.
During an appearance on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC program, Clinton expressed her views on the indictments, describing the situation as a "terrible moment for our country" due to a former President facing significant credible accusations of criminal activity.
However, Clinton also noted the legal system is working as intended.
Clinton's comments came after a grand jury in Georgia investigating Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election result handed up a criminal indictment that was widely expected to result in more charges for the ex-President.
Indeed, Trump and 18 of his associates—including his attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows—have been charged under Georgia's anti-racketeering law, marking the fourth time Trump has been indicted this year.
You can hear what Clinton said in the video below.
“I don’t know that anybody should be satisfied. This is a terrible moment for our country to have a former president accused of these terribly important crimes."
“The only satisfaction is that the system is working. That all of the efforts by Trump and his allies and enablers to try and silence the truth and undermine democracy have been brought into the light. And justice is being pursued.”
Trump is currently facing multiple legal challenges. He has been indicted in New York, Florida, and Washington, D.C., on various charges related to his business dealings, handling of classified documents, and alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
The Georgia case—the result of an exhaustive two-year investigation led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis—pertains to his alleged actions to overturn the state's election results in 2020, when he urged Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to intervene.
Many concurred with Clinton's assessment and acknowledged her consistently accurate assessments of Trump's behavior.
Clinton, who ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential election, previously voiced concerns about Trump's approach to leadership and democracy during her campaign.
She often criticized him for what she described as dictatorial tendencies and a perceived threat to American democratic values and has since her 2016 election loss been largely vindicated as Trump's rhetoric and behavior lived up to her predictions.
In a lighter moment during the interview, Clinton joked about the timing of her appearance amid the breaking news of the grand jury indictment.
She told Maddow to "just tell me when to show up the next time, we’ll see what he’s charged with then.”