Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (D) said if Donald Trump continues to make “nonsense arguments” on TV about the Justice Department’s investigation into his handling of classified documents, he could find himself facing a “self-inflicted accusation”.
“I think they’re all self-inflicted wounds by Donald Trump,” Christie said during a panel discussion on ABC about the possibility that the former president could be indicted in the case. “And you know, one of the things I always tell clients is, you know, don’t fight loudly with the Justice Department. Like, you know, we’re going to fight in court and do the things we have to do. It’s doing the exact opposite.”
“His lawyers are not fighting any of this in court,” he continued. “They really aren’t. They don’t make any of those arguments. He makes all of those arguments on TV. There comes a point where prosecutors are human too. And you want to keep daring them, maybe they will.”
Trump has personally mounted a series of sometimes contradictory defenses after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and reported finding classified government documents improperly stored there. According to investigators, they had tried to subpoena the remaining documents months earlier, but Trump’s lawyers promised they had turned them all over.