Chris Christie, a former governor of New Jersey, stated on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that former president Donald Trump's handling of secret materials at his Mar-a-Lago club is raising the possibility that he could be indicted.
According to Breitbart News, Christie said, "I think these are all self-inflicted wounds by Donald Trump. And 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. 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. There comes a point where prosecutors are human too. And you want to keep daring them. They may just actually do it."
He added, "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 went on saying, "and I don't want to see that happen just because I don't think it's good for our country. But he's pushing himself in that direction."
While the legal implications might still be up for debate, according to a recent poll, the rais had no negative impact on Trump's potential 2024 presidential bid among Republicans.
The most recent survey compared its results to its last survey, which was conducted on August 2-4, before the FBI raid. A month after the raid, on September 7–8, the most recent poll was conducted.
However, it discovered that there was "little change" on issues pertaining to the presidential primary from August to September, indicating that Trump's support among Republican voters, many of whom denounced the raid, has not been impacted.