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Just over an hour after a federal indictment of Donald Trump was unsealed, Special Counsel Jack Smith said in a brief statement on Friday in which he underscored the gravity of the case and why it should be brought.
“Our nation’s commitment to the rule of law sets an example for the rest of the world,” Smith said. “We have one set of laws in this country and they apply to everyone.”
Smith said that he would seek a speedy trial.
Smith said that he would seek a speedy trial, but he also seemed to counter some of Trump’s attacks — including that this was a “boxes hoax” — by arguing that the case was about national security.
“Our laws that protect our national defense information are critical to the safety and security of the United States, and they must be enforced,” Smith said. “Violation of those laws put our country at risk.”
Smith did not go into the details of the indictment, but instead urged people to read it.
“The indictment was voted by a grand jury of citizens in the southern district of Florida, and I invite everyone to read it in full to understand the scope and the gravity of the crimes charged,” Smith said.
Smith’s brief statement was covered live on all the cabler newsers, as well as on CBS and ABC Special Reports. On the West Coast, NBC continued its pre-recorded coverage of the French Open tennis semifinal between the victorious Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz.