Christie to 1010 WINS: U.S. Attorney a bigger threat to Trump than Mueller

Mike Montone
April 18, 2019 - 4:53 pm
President-elect Donald Trump and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stand together before their meeting at Trump International Golf Club.

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TRENTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's name was mentioned dozens of time in the Mueller report, but it's a 2017 lunch at the White House that sticks out among the most notable.

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Christie said Trump told him he believed the 'Russia thing is over' following the firing of Michael Flynn.

“This Russia thing is far from over,” Christie replied, “We’ll be here on Valentine’s Day 2018 talking about this.”

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According to the Mueller Report, it was at that lunch that Christie was asked by Trump to act as an intermediary with then FBI Director James Comey.

"I think the report lays it out pretty clearly. I was having lunch with the president at the White House, he asked me if I was still friends with Jim, I said I was, and he just asked me to call him and tell him he likes him and he was part of the team," Christie said. "And as I said at the time to the special counsel's office, it was something I never considered doing, it was a nonsensical idea, and I thought Jim would wonder what the call really meant. So to me, I heard it, I didn't respond to the president in any way to his request, and then I never did anything."

Christie added that he believes the Southern District of New York poses a much bigger threat to the president than the Mueller investigation.

"I do, and I think that the report from Bob Mueller backs that up. I never believed there was any collusion or conspiracy with the Russians and that was the real meat of the Mueller investigation," he said, "As for the Southern District of New York, they can go anywhere they want to go. Bob Mueller was restricted to Russia. They can go wherever they want to go, Southern District, and that obviously creates a lot more opportunity for peril."

He said there were fewer redactions in the report than he had expected, and that the redacted sections likely wouldn't add much to the report. Christie also said the investigation was not a witch hunt, and that Russian intereference needed to be investigated.

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