(TheRedWire.com) – On Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stated that he would have also prosecuted former President Donald Trump over his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his mishandling of classified documents, which were recovered from his Mar-a-Lago estate.
In an interview on Newsmax’s “The Balance,” he noted that he would not have prosecuted the New York case, which he had stated before. The New York case relates to charges for falsifying business records before taking office.
He added that while he would have prosecuted over Trump’s role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack, he would not have prosecuted explicitly in Atlanta as he doesn’t have to do so.
Christie, a federal prosecutor in the past, claimed that the Department of Justice followed a two-tier justice system and that it was unlikely they would pardon Trump. He added that Trump will have to prepare his defense based on the documents and proofs that he will present during the trial. Christie, who entered the presidential race in early June, is a massive critic of Trump. Previously, he had even referred to him as a “coward.”
The former governor further argued that this appears to be a situation where Trump will receive a “fair trial by a jury of his peers,” which every American has the right to, as they should be considered innocent until a final judgment.
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