Hillary Clinton was in a giddy mood shortly after a Georgia grand jury slapped ex-President Donald Trump with another indictment in relation to the 2020 election interference case. While appearing on Monday’s (Aug. 14) episode of The Rachel Maddow Show at the same time the news was announced, the Former First Lady couldn’t hold back her laughter.
“I can’t believe this,” Clinton said through giggles as she settled into her chair.
When Rachel Maddow admitted that she wasn’t expecting to speak with the politician under such circumstances, Clinton cheekily replied, “Nor me, Rachel. It’s always good to talk to you. Honestly, I didn’t think that it would be under these circumstances. Yet another set of indictments.”
Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 election, was scheduled to appear on the MSNBC show to discuss a recent op-ed she wrote. While she may have been smiling from ear-to-ear at the start of the segment, she soon turned serious when Maddow asked if she feels any bit of satisfaction since “most of the country” didn’t believe her warnings that Trump “was going to try to end democracy.”
“It’s hard to believe. I don’t feel any satisfaction,” Clinton said. “I feel great — just great profound sadness that we have a former president who has been indicted for so many charges that went right to the heart of whether or not our democracy would survive.”
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The former Secretary of State added that it’s a “terrible moment for our country to have a former president accused of these terribly important crimes,” before pointing out that there is satisfaction in knowing that the justice system is “working.”
“The only satisfaction is that the system is working,” she said. “That all of the efforts by Trump and his allies and enablers to try and silence the truth and undermine democracy have been brought into the light. And justice is being pursued.”
Trump is currently facing another 13 counts which include “violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law, conspiracy, false statements and asking a public official to violate their oath of office,” according to The New York Post. Moreover, 18 of his allies were also indicted — including his former attorneys Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis and Kenneth Chesebro.
“I hope that we won’t have accountability just for Donald Trump and if there are others named in these indictments along with him for their behavior but we will also have accountability for a political party that has just thrown in with all the lies and the divisiveness and the lack of any conscience about what has been done to the country,” Clinton said elsewhere in the interview.
The Rachel Maddow Show airs on Monday nights at 9/8c on MSNBC.