Chris Christie, a Republican running for president, reportedly stated on Tuesday that he would have brought charges against former President Trump for handling confidential information improperly and for attempting to rig the 2020 election.
Former New Jersey governor and federal prosecutor Chris Christie declared that he would not pardon Trump even though he thinks the Justice Department has a two-tiered system of justice.
“I would have prosecuted the documents case, absolutely. I would not have prosecuted the case in New York, and I said that at the time.” Christie said during a recent interview on Newsmax.
Early in June, Christie entered the GOP presidential primary contest.
Since then, he has been outspoken in his condemnation of Trump.
Last month, Christie denied Trump’s assertions that he was charged on behalf of the American people, branding him a “liar and a coward.”
Trump was accused last week, the fourth time this year, by a grand jury in Georgia for allegedly conspiring to rig the state’s 2020 presidential election.
Federal prosecutors accused Trump of trying to cling to power after the 2020 election by filing charges earlier this month.
Prior to the 2016 presidential election, Trump is separately charged in New York with running a purported hush money operation.
In a separate federal prosecution in Florida, he is also accused of mishandling secret papers after leaving the White House.