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Obama labels Trump’s indictment as “Less Than Ideal”

In a recent conversation with Christiane Amanpour on CNN, former President Obama weighed in on the federal indictment of his successor, Donald Trump.

Obama: ‘Nobody’s above the law’

Obama’s remarks suggested that while the indictment is “less than ideal,” it undeniably communicates that “nobody’s above the law.”

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The interview saw Obama expressing his concern about the potentially negative message the indictment could send to the international community.

Are democratic standards being compromised?

This concern arises amidst growing signs of democratic standards being compromised in the U.S. and globally.

In his words, “It’s less than ideal.” He continued, “But the fact that we have a former president who is having to answer to charges brought by prosecutors does uphold the basic notion that nobody’s above the law, and the allegations will now be sorted out through a court process.”

Former President Trump has been indicted on 37 counts, all related to the classified and sensitive documents retained at his Mar-a-Lago estate post his White House tenure.

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Is the Trump indictment politically motivated?

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The indictment has been attacked as a politically motivated move by Trump and his allies, who argue that the Department of Justice and the FBI are being improperly used for political purposes.

In response to these allegations, Special Counsel Jack Smith, in charge of the investigation into Trump, stood up for the integrity of both the department and the FBI.

Following the unsealing of the indictment earlier this month, Smith insisted they had adhered to “the highest ethical standards.”

Are there attempts to silence critics?

Moreover, Obama expressed his deep concern over what he sees as a greater threat to democracy – attempts to “silence critics through changes in the legislative process” and “intimidate the press,” rather than Trump’s actions.

He noted that these efforts are not confined to one party, even though they are most evident in the GOP.

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“Having been president of the United States, you need a president who takes the oath of office seriously,” Obama said.

“You need a president who believes not just in the letter but in the spirit