Rule of Law

RELEASE: Not Above the Law Coalition Reacts to Trump Indictment in Classified Documents Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after Donald Trump was indicted by the Department of Justice on 37 counts stemming from seven felony charges for willfully retaining documents with national defense information, obstructing efforts by federal agents to recover the documents, and conspiracy, members of the Not Above the Law coalition released the following joint statement:

“In the United States, no one is above the law—not even a former president.

“The rule of law is a basic principle—everyone must equally abide by our nation’s laws, and those laws should be equally enforced.

“Trump must not be held to a different standard because he’s rich, famous, or a former president.”

Coalition members joining this statement include: American Oversight; Center for American Progress Action Fund; Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW); Common Cause; Congressional Integrity Project; Constitutional Accountability Center; The Criminalization of Poverty Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Daily Kos; Defend Democracy Action Project; Defend the Vote Action Fund; DemCast USA; End Citizens United/Let America Vote; Fix Democracy First; Free Speech For People; Greenpeace USA; Indivisible; J Street; League of Conservation Voters; MoveOn; NextGen America; Our Revolution; People For the American Way; People Power United; Public Citizen; Public Wise; Secure Elections Network; Sierra Club; Stand Up America; Wisconsin Democracy Campaign; and The Workers Circle.