Chris Christie suggests Biden might have preferred facing criminal charges in Special Counsel's report
'No, because in fact if there was a two-tiered system of justice, what would have happened would have been they just would have announced that they weren’t prosecuting him and they wouldn’t have given any of the reasons,' Christie said.
Governor Chris Christie suggested that President Joe Biden might have preferred facing criminal charges in Special Counsel Robert Hur's probe instead of the outcome where Hur's report indicated he was essentially unfit to stand trial.
Christie's comments referred to the report's findings that, although Biden intentionally kept classified documents, legal action was unfeasible due to significant memory issues Biden experienced, the Daily Wirereported.
“Former Attorney General Eric Holder said this about the report, ‘Way too many gratuitous remarks and it’s flatly inconsistent with longstanding DOJ traditions,'” Welker said. “Did this report cross any lines for you?”
“I don’t think so,” Christie responded. “And, look, I did this, as you know, for seven years as the U.S. attorney in the fifth-largest office in the country. The fact is they had to give the reasons why they weren’t prosecuting when you start off the report by saying that he ‘willfully and knowingly retained classified documents.’ Well, that’s a violation of the law.”
“So the question, then, for the prosecutor is, ‘Then why aren’t you bringing charges?'” Christie continued. “And he gave two reasons essentially. One was President Biden’s memory, lack of memory, his condition, and secondly, was that President Biden cooperated. Once documents were discovered, he let them go in and do whatever they needed to do to get those documents, retrieve them, as opposed to what President Trump did.”
In response to a question about whether he concurred with former President Donald Trump's assertion that the absence of prosecution against Biden evidenced a dual-level justice system, Christie replied:
No, because in fact if there was a two-tiered system of justice, what would have happened would have been they just would have announced that they weren’t prosecuting him and they wouldn’t have given any of the reasons.
I have to tell you the truth: In one respect I think the Biden White House would have been happier if he had been charged than for that report to have come out in the midst of a reelection campaign.
The fact is: When you’re questioning what 70-some percent of the American people are already questioning – whether Joe Biden is too old for the job – and now you have an independent counsel, a special counsel, appointed by his own justice department, concluding that he couldn’t bring a trial for that reason, that’s much more damaging, politically, than whether people would have agreed or disagreed with him being charged.
“And, look, in the end, this is the problem,” he stated. “Both of these candidates are people who are being questioned for their competence and being questioned for their character. And that’s a problem for the American people.”
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