Durbin Statement On Trump Indictment By The Justice Department In Classified Documents Case

CHICAGO – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding the indictment of former President Donald Trump by the Department of Justice on his alleged mishandling of classified documents he took when leaving office and then obstructing the government’s efforts to reclaim them:

“While this historic and very serious case continues to play out, Special Counsel Smith must be allowed to continue his investigation without interference.  And former President Trump should be afforded the due process protections that he is guaranteed by our Constitution, just like any other American.”