Former President Donald Trump’s influence in Republican politics and politics in general continues to be a major factor, and many have long suspected that the Department of Justice and other government entities would try to prevent Trump from running for office in 2024. Chris Christie, former New Jersey Governor and current political commentator, recently made a bold prediction on The Hugh Hewitt Show that the DOJ will indict the former president before the summer debate season kicks off.
Chris Christie Predicts Trump Will Be Indicted — And His Presidential Campaign Will Make Legal Peril Even Worse https://t.co/0YrrDUCweC
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Christie, who has years of experience as a prosecutor, believes that given Trump’s various outstanding legal issues, they will find a reason to indict him. When asked where he thought the first indictment would come from, Christie ranked the indictments in order of likelihood: New York first, Special Counsel second, and Georgia third. He also added that the Special Counsel posed the most serious legal peril for Trump.
The big question is whether or not an indictment, or multiple indictments, would actually impact Trump’s campaign. It is hard to say how much of an effect it would have, as Trump managed to dodge quite a bit of fire during his first run for office in 2015 and 2016. Christie believes that the limited nature of the New York case means that Trump won’t be getting too many questions about the Stormy Daniels situation.
It remains to be seen what will happen over the next year, but one thing is certain: this will likely be one of the most chaotic and unpredictable election cycles in history. However, it is important to remember that this is all speculation and conjecture at this point in time. The Department of Justice has not made any official statements regarding indicting Trump and it is possible that this will all blow over without any legal action taken against him.
Regardless, it is clear that President Trump still holds a great deal of influence over the Republican Party and politics in general. His presence in the 2024 election cycle will no doubt be an interesting one, and it will be interesting to see how his legal issues play out in the coming months.
Source: Conservative Institute