Chris Christie believes Trump is headed towards 'self inflicted indictment'

The former GOP governor says he doesn't believe that Trump will ultimately be charged.

Updated: September 25, 2022 - 6:01pm

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes that Trump is headed down the road of "self indictment" due to his legal battles with the DOJ. 

"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 on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos.

After Trump's home was raided by the FBI in August, Trump was granted a special master to review the documents seized in the raid. 

When the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago, they reportedly found more than a hundred classified documents that had been taken from the White House, according to The Hill.

"I think these are all self-inflicted wounds by Donald Trump," Christie said during the ABC interview. "You know, one of the things that I always say to clients are, you know, don't out loud fight with the Department of Justice. Like, you know, we'll fight in court and do the things we need to do."

"He's doing the exact opposite," he continued. "His lawyers aren't fighting any of this in court. They're really not. They're not putting forward any of these arguments. He's putting forward all these arguments on television."

The former GOP governor says he doesn't believe that Trump will ultimately be charged but said that "there comes a point where prosecutors are human too. And you want to keep daring them, they may just actually do it."