Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said if Donald Trump continues to make “nonsensical arguments” on television about the Justice Department’s investigation into his handling of classified documents, he may just find himself facing “self-inflicted impeachment.”
“I think these are all self-inflicted wounds by Donald Trump,” Christie said during an ABC panel discussion about the chances of the former president being indicted in the case. “And you know, one of the things I always tell clients is don’t argue loudly with the Department of Justice. As you know, we will fight in court and do the things we have to do. He does the exact opposite.”
“His lawyers are not fighting any of this in court,” he continued. “They really aren’t. They do not advance either of these arguments. He makes all these arguments on TV. There comes a time when prosecutors are human too. And if you want to keep challenging them, they might actually do it.
Trump has personally presented a set of sometimes controversial defenses after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and said it had discovered improperly stored classified government documents there. According to investigators, they tried to subpoena the remaining documents months earlier, but Trump’s lawyers swore they had turned them over.