Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie mentioned Sunday that former President Trump’s Jan. 6 federal case is tougher now that his former chief of workers Mark Meadows has accepted an immunity deal.

“Donald Trump just isn’t going to have the ability to beat Joe Biden from a courtroom in Washington, D.C., whereas he’s combating his indictment on the January 6 case,” Christie mentioned on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“And let me inform you, that indictment obtained a lot harder for him to beat when his personal chief of workers has now accepted immunity and can testify in opposition to him concerning the lies he advised within the aftermath of January 6 and what he was advised by his personal folks about the truth that he had misplaced the election,” he continued.

Meadows secured an immunity take care of particular counsel Jack Smith so as to testify earlier than a grand jury within the election interference case, ABC Information first reported final week. The outlet mentioned Meadows testified earlier than a grand jury empaneled to listen to proof within the case on not less than three separate events.

He reportedly advised the grand jury that after the 2020 election, he persistently suggested Trump that his claims of widespread fraud had been baseless. Christie has beforehand warned Trump that this newest improvement might hurt him, saying final week the previous president needs to be “desperately fearful.”

Christie additionally took purpose at Trump on Sunday for not ending “what he began” in his first time period.

“And so, look, if he couldn’t do it within the first time period with good folks round him, think about what he would do in a second time period with the clowns and rogues’ gallery he would have round him in a second Trump time period, as a result of that’s the one folks that may really work for him,” he mentioned.

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