Chris Christie criticizes Trump’s classified documents case as a mix of comedy and organized crime, highlighting the former president’s extreme ignorance.

Chris Christie criticizes Trump's classified documents case as a mix of comedy and organized crime, highlighting the former president's extreme ignorance.

Chris Christie: Trump “Certainly Committed Crimes” in Classified Documents Case



Former New Jersey Governor and current GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie recently made headlines with his candid remarks about former President Donald Trump’s involvement in a federal classified documents case. Christie boldly stated that Trump “certainly committed crimes” related to the case and drew comparisons to the fictional mobster family in “The Godfather” franchise and the slapstick comedy duo Abbott and Costello.

Background on the Case

The federal classified documents case against Trump began in June when a grand jury indicted him on charges of mishandling classified information after his time in the White House. The indictment included Trump’s personal aide, Waltine Nauta, as a co-defendant in the case. However, it didn’t end there. At the end of July, a superseding indictment was filed that added Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira as a co-defendant and included additional charges against Trump. The superseding indictment alleged a conspiracy involving De Oliveira, Nauta, and Trump to delete surveillance footage at the resort and obstruct the federal investigation.

Christie’s Remarks

During a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Chris Christie shared his thoughts on the matter. He stated unequivocally that he believed the act of keeping classified documents and the subsequent obstruction of justice were indeed crimes. To illustrate the absurdity of the situation, Christie humorously likened it to a combination of Abbott and Costello’s comedic antics and the notorious Corleone family from “The Godfather.”

Christie’s View on Trump

Christie went on to express his views on Trump as a presidential candidate in the 2024 election. He believes that these allegations against Trump highlight a combination of traits that the former President brings to the table. Christie characterizes Trump as a person exhibiting both criminality and abject stupidity, not just in his comments but also in his actions.

Christie’s Relationship with Trump

It’s worth noting that Christie has been a long-time supporter of Trump, having backed him during his presidential campaigns in 2016 and 2020. Christie also advised the latter campaign, showcasing the degree of closeness between the two politicians.

Christie’s Presidential Campaign

Although Christie’s current polling numbers are relatively modest, with an average of 2.1 percent support according to major polls conducted by FiveThirtyEight, he has managed to qualify for the first GOP presidential debate in August. While he may have to catch up to the popularity of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Trump himself, Christie’s qualification for the debate indicates his staying power and determination in the race.


Chris Christie’s bold statements about Trump’s involvement in the classified documents case have raised eyebrows and generated significant attention. His emotional, humorous, and positive approach in discussing these allegations against a former President adds depth to the conversation. As Christie continues his campaign for the GOP nomination, only time will tell if his stance on Trump’s involvement in the case will resonate with voters and shape the course of the 2024 election.