Special counsel Jack Smith delivered a brief public statement Friday hours after a federal indictment was unsealed charging former President Donald Trump with 37 felony counts in connection with his handling of classified records.
Smith said his office will seek a “speedy trial” and emphasized the rule of law’s bedrock foundation for the U.S. judicial system and his investigation in his statement,.
“We have one set of laws in this country and they apply to everyone,” Smith said. “Applying those laws, collecting facts, that’s what determines the outcome of an investigation. Nothing more, nothing less.”