Haaland Statement on Trump Administration Indictments

Today, the first indictments have come down against the Trump administration and campaign for conspiracy against the United States and lying under oath, among other charges.

I am glad to see justice moving forward; at the same time, I am saddened that our country's many important issues are being sidelined by this investigation. It will be long process to deliver the truth to the American people.

It doesn't take an FBI investigation to know what we all know about our president, or that his Administration represents and defends the very worst of who we are as Americans. We knew this the moment Trump launched his campaign, we knew it up to the moment he was elected, and we've known it ever since he has occupied our White House. 

Today was just the beginning of an important accountability process for our country. Let it also be a call to action for all of us to take responsibility for the changes we want to see in our own lives, in our own communities, and together as a nation, in order to live up to the promise of an America where every person can succeed without barriers.