Chris Christie to Newsmax TV: Trump-Russian Collusion 'Unlikely'


Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks it’s “unlikely” special counsel Robert Mueller will uncover any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Christie appeared on Wednesday’s “Newsmax Now” and said he is not aware of any nefarious behavior that took place during his time on President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition teams.

“I’ve always believed that there was no Russian collusion. When I look at it just as someone who was involved in the campaign and then the transition, I just don’t believe it happened,” said Christie, who co-authored the new book, “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics.”

“Now, I know a lot less that [special counsel] Bob Mueller does. So he’s gonna make some determinations. So is there a chance? I guess there’s always a chance, but I find that chance to be unlikely, given my experience with the president.”

Mueller and his team of prosecutors have been investigating since May 2017 whether the Trump campaign worked with the Russians to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. No evidence of that alleged relationship has been made public.

Mueller has indicted several Americans as part of his probe, but those cases have centered on crimes that did not deal with Russian collusion.

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Christie, a former U.S. attorney, said during a separate interview on “The Howie Carr Show” that’s part of the deal.

“As every prosecutor knows, as you’re investigating things and you come across other crimes, you don’t have the ability to avert your eyes and pretend they didn’t happen,” he said. “And the fact if while you’re investigating crimes people lie to you, then those people are also subject to criminal indictment and charges for lying to grand juries, lying to Congress, or lying to federal agents.”

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