Following the indictment of former President Donald Trump on federal charges, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington President Noah Bookbinder, a former federal prosecutor, released the following statement:

“Donald Trump compromised the security of the United States and put his own interests ahead of keeping Americans safe. He has not been charged with a technical violation. This is not a minor disagreement about obscure rules. He has reportedly been charged with multiple serious federal crimes including obstruction of justice and willful retention of National Defense Information. By bringing these charges against a former president, Special Counsel Jack Smith showed that no one is above the law. It is good for the country that Trump has finally been charged in federal court.”