Christie: Trump Will Be Convicted of Crimes Worthy of Jail by Spring

Former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, predicted Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that former President Donald Trump would “be convicted of crimes that are worthy of jail come this spring.”

Christie said, “Let’s remember something, everybody needs to know this. This is not Vladimir Putin on the witness stand in Washington, D.C., this spring. It is not some left-wing prosecutor making the case. Mark Meadows, his former chief of staff, has accepted immunity. I did this for seven years. The reason he’s accepted is because he’s admitted he is committed crimes himself, or he wouldn’t need immunity. And he’s going to testify that Donald Trump committed crimes on his watch. A founder of the Freedom Caucus, his former chief of staff, who he called the next James Baker. Donald Trump realized the walls are closing in, and he’s becoming crazier. And now he’s citing Vladimir Putin as a character witness, a guy who is a murderous thug around the world. It is time to send Donald Trump back to Mar-a-Lago permanently.”

He added, “Donald Trump is a poison on our political system. And anyone who stays close enough to him either has to run away like their clothes are on fire, or they’re going to wind up in much more trouble than he’s ever been in. But, Jake, the clock is ticking. His time is coming. And Donald Trump, I absolutely believe, will be convicted of crimes that are worthy of jail come this spring. And he knows it, and that that is why he is getting crazier every day.”

Biden fundraiser flees ‘divisive’ Democratic Party for GOP

A former Biden fundraiser and senior adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., has become the latest dedicated Democrat to walk away from the party and join the GOP.

“Over the years, the [Democratic] party has changed from its ideals,” Will Pierce told “FOX & Friends First” Tuesday.

“I personally view politics as a game of ideas, and you have to get to 50% plus one and unite people all the way around. If you look at the Democratic Party right now, they’d rather divide people in boxes and label them rather than unite them.”

Pierce, in an opinion piece for The Daily Caller, detailed his jump between parties, lamenting that the party has distanced itself from the working class and become dominated by “elites in affluent hubs” that don’t care about lower-income Americans.

He also alleged the party is out of touch with the needs and interests of most voters.

“People in the Democratic Party, they just do not understand about the needs of [us] all,” he said. 

“If you look at today… the Democrats care more about what’s happening in Kyiv than what’s going on at the southern border. They care about more about ideological stuff, such as who you are… it’s more about basically what you are – your gender, your race, etc., than who you are as a person.”

Sununu: Nikki Haley Is Going to Be the GOP Nominee

Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) said Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World” that former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) is going to be the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nominee.

Sununu said, “It’s the connection she has with voters. When she’s in New Hampshire, and she’s doing the town halls and all that, she’s not just telling you where she is. She does that. But she’s allowing folks to ask questions. She’s earning trust. And that’s why her numbers were soaring before I even got involved because folks are galvanizing around that. And then you have the international experience, which none of them have. What she did on the U.N., understanding that these international issues are more important today than ever before, and having that type of expertise. And frankly, it’s a little bit of the ‘live free or die’ thing, right? We want someone who truly believes in not big government solutions, and there’s a little bit of that with the other two.”

He added, “We’re 110 percent behind Nikki. I think she’s going to be the nominee. I think New Hampshire is going to be the reset point. Most of the country right now is saying, well, we think Trump is probably going to be the guy, so we’ll just vote for him. They think it’s a fait accompli. It’s not. And as soon as they know that, I think people are going to say hey, wait, we have a binary choice.”