Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic representative from California and ex-House Speaker, recently expressed her profound sadness over the federal indictment filed against former President Donald Trump, calling it a “tragedy.”
During a CNN interview on “The Lead With Jake Tapper,” Pelosi articulated her concern and dismay over the fact that a former U.S. president could face such grave accusations as those brought by the Department of Justice.
The charges against Trump were filed the day before and include four allegations connected to his conduct following the 2020 election, actions that are claimed to have instigated the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. These accusations encompass a conspiracy to subvert the election results and deceive the nation.
Pelosi also acknowledged the work of the House Jan. 6 committee in assembling the evidence against the former president. She noticed the parallels between the committee’s proposed charges and those issued by DOJ special counsel Jack Smith.
Pelosi remarked on the resemblance between the two sets of charges and expressed her pride in the committee’s work, stating, “It’s fascinating to notice the likeness in some of the allegations put forward by the Jan. 6 committee, and I give them praise once again. They make me so proud.”
These aren’t the first legal actions initiated by Smith against Trump. In the previous month, Trump was indicted regarding confidential documents found at his South Florida Mar-a-Lago property.
Shortly after, the indictment was amended to include additional charges concerning allegations that he tried to conceal surveillance footage from his estate that might be utilized against him.
Moreover, earlier this year, Trump faced charges from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in a state-level case revolving around a discreet payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
In addition to the existing legal troubles, Trump is staring at potential state-level charges in Fulton County, Georgia. These revolve around allegations that he sought to influence Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to reverse the state’s 2020 election outcome.