Christie Foresees Trump Utilizing DOJ Against Political Rivals if Re-elected

Chris Christie Predicts Trump’s Use of DOJ Against Political Adversaries in Potential Future Term

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie expressed his belief that Donald Trump, if re-elected, would employ the Department of Justice (DOJ) to target his political adversaries. This statement came in response to Trump’s remarks at a rally where he hinted at the possibility of using the DOJ to indict a political opponent.

  • Trump’s recent rally remarks hint at the use of DOJ against political rivals.
  • Christie bases his prediction on Trump’s post-2020 election conduct.
  • Trump faces multiple indictments in various jurisdictions.

During an appearance on CNN This Morning, Christie was questioned about Trump’s comments at a rally where the former president entertained the idea of leveraging the DOJ to indict a political challenger. While Trump accused current President Joe Biden of engaging in such practices, Christie asserted that Trump might indeed resort to using the DOJ to retaliate against his political enemies, albeit not in the exact context mentioned at the rally.

Christie emphasized that his prediction stems from Trump’s “conduct” following the 2020 presidential election, during which Trump allegedly attempted to utilize the Justice Department to overturn the election results. He referred to Trump’s intention to appoint Jeffrey Clark to facilitate this endeavor. Christie stated, “given what his conduct was in the aftermath of the election, it’s not only plausible but likely” that Trump would use the DOJ against political rivals.

Trump, who has been indicted four times this year on various charges in different jurisdictions, consistently denies the allegations, labeling them as “election interference” on Biden’s part. He has termed the indictments as a “witch hunt” and pleaded not guilty to all the charges, which range from alleged falsification of business records to purported attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.

Quick Facts Details
Speaker Chris Christie
Context CNN This Morning Interview
Trump’s Recent Remarks Hinted at using DOJ against political opponents
Christie’s Basis for Prediction Trump’s actions post the 2020 election
Trump’s Current Legal Status Facing multiple indictments

Christie’s remarks spotlight the contentious political landscape and the ongoing speculation surrounding Trump’s potential candidacy in the 2024 elections. It raises questions about the extent to which political leaders might go to secure their positions and target adversaries. As the political narrative unfolds, the focus remains on the actions and strategies that prominent figures like Trump might adopt in the lead-up to the next presidential election.

Source: Washington Examiner