Christie: Trump’s Steering Self Toward ‘Self-Inflicted Indictment’

Former New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie says former President Trump is pushing himself toward a “self-inflicted indictment” with his public statements on his legal battle with the Justice Department
CANTON, GA - MAY 17:   Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a campaign event for Gov. Brian Kemp on May 17, 2022 in Canton, Georgia. Kemp touted a one-time tax refund included in the state budget he signed last week on a statewide bus tour to meet and talk with voters ahead of the May 24 primary.  (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “The more you absolutely antagonize with nonsense arguments on television that your lawyers won’t make in court — because they’re afraid they’ll be sanctioned if they do because they have no evidence — you’re pushing yourself closer to a self-inflicted indictment,” Christie said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.
  • Christie, who has a law degree, competed against Trump in 2016 for the GOP presidential nomination.
  • Christie’s comments flow Trump’s legal team losing its fight to block the Justice Department from reviewing the classified materials that FBI agents seized from his Mar-a-Lago residence last month.
  • Trump has said he declassified documents but his legal team has yet to provide such evidence in court.


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