An unexpected visit from a great white shark is usually a recipe for disaster. Just ask the New England residents of Steven Spielberg’s summer horror classic, Jaws if you don’t believe. If you’re unfortunate enough to find yourself in one-on-one combat with a white shark, it’s usually the last thing you ever do. Recently, however, a fisher in Nova Scotia went toe-to-tail with a great white, lived to tell the tale, and got the whole thing on camera.
Rick Austin was fishing for bass about a mile offshore and he wasn’t having much luck. When he caught a mackerel, he decided to throw it back on the hook, and something took the bait. That’s when he turned on his GoPro and captured once-in-a-lifetime footage of a hooked shark leaping out of the water.Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Donald Trump should be very worried about a close member of his inner circle from his final year in office.
“I’ve said all along I think Mark Meadows is already a cooperating witness,” Christie, a former U.S. attorney, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday. “He has all the looks of a cooperating witness, running into coffee shops away from the press.”
Meadows was White House chief of staff during much of the final year of Trump’s presidency, including the period after the election, the focus of Trump’s indictment on federal charges of election obstruction and conspiracy.
Christie, who was a member of the Trump inner circle during that period, said the former president should have special reason to be concerned about Meadows.
“He was a very involved chief of staff, in my experience,” Christie said. “He made sure he was in every meeting and every conversation. And we remember, there are hundreds of text messages that he turned over to the special counsel that he kept.”
Christie said that Meadows could deliver the “worst testimony” against Trump of anyone, other than family members.
A number of observers have zeroed in on Meadows as someone who may be cooperating with prosecutors, given his months of near silence. That belief was only bolstered by the indictment, which barely mentions Meadows despite his close involvement in White House activity from the time of the 2020 election to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.Christie was one of the first prominent Republicans to endorse Trump in 2016 after abandoning his own presidential campaign, and was close to him through much of his presidency ― even developing a COVID-19 infection while helping Trump prepare for the 2020 debates. He spent a week in the ICU.
Christie has since turned into a Trump critic and is running against him for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.