Former New Jersey governor and failed presidential candidate Chris Christie spoke with definitive assuredness that former president Donald Trump would be indicted before the 2024 campaign season kicks off with primary debates later this summer.
Talking to Hugh Hewitt on his popular AM radio morning talk show, the man who once closed beaches to everyone but himself predicted that between the federal investigation led by political hack Jack Smith, New York’s political activist AG Letitia James, or the bizarre Fulton County election case, one of them would indict the real estate magnate-turned-Commander-in-Chief.
“I think the most likely place it will happen is New York,” Christie offered to Hewitt as a legal/political mind. “And I think it’s the least harmful matter to him. If in fact, all they’re looking at is the Stormy Daniels payments, I think that Letitia James has made it clear that she’s a political prosecutor, and that what she wants to do, and that she promised during the campaign, that she was going to go get Donald Trump.”
Christie seemed most sold on the idea that New York was the most likely place to start for indictments, but that it might also be the easiest one for Trump to handle. “And I think she probably will. But I don’t think that would do much harm to him. So I think in terms of the likelihood of indictment, I’d put New York first, the Special Counsel second, Georgia third. But in terms of the seriousness of the peril for the President, I’d put the Special Counsel above either of those.”
“I expect that New York probably would act. I don’t know whether the Special Counsel will act by that time, but my guess is that New York would act by that time,” he added.
Hewitt asked the perfect follow-up question, probing the RINO and outspoken anti-Trumper about what a campaign season would look like for candidates plagued by such legal entanglements.
“No, I think it’s impossible for them not to make the situation worse,” Christie said about trying to handle the duties of campaigning in the primaries, adding., “although what I would say to you, Hugh, is that given the limited nature of the New York case, I don’t know that he’s going to be getting a whole lot of questions about the Stormy Daniels situation anyway.”
“I think it seems to me a pretty cut-and-dry situation. And I don’t know that he’d make his situation markedly worse. But every time you open your mouth, as you know in this kind of situation, you run the real risk of it adding complications to a case where you could lose your liberty. And that’s why defense lawyers always rightfully tell their clients to keep quiet because you don’t need to make that situation more complicated because your liberty is at stake.,” he concluded.
Legal matters aside, where Christie is correct about Trump potentially opening himself up to problems by constantly speaking in public, what seems clear enough is that Christie doesn’t like Trump and is excited about the idea that his 2024 campaign could be hindered before it really begins.
Christie backed Trump in 2016 but has since turned into a critic and opponent. He now works for ABC and spouts anti-Trump rhetoric, even suggesting recently that Trump couldn’t defeat Joe Biden in a rematch of 2020.
Trump has likewise soured on the former New Jersey governor. He issued a scathing Truth Social post earlier in February as the two exchanged barbs on media platforms.
“‘Sloppy’ Chris Christie, the failed former Governor of New Jersey, spent almost his entire last year in office campaigning in New Hampshire for the Republican Nomination for President. Much like his term in office, where he left with an Approval Rating of just 9%, his Presidential campaign was a complete disaster,” Trump wrote.
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