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Christie: Trump Jr. Meeting With Lawyer Was 'Ill-Advised'

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By    |   Sunday, 06 Aug 2017 03:55 PM

Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer was "ill-advised," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on CNN's "State of the Union' Sunday.

"This is not something that should have happened. ... Everybody in retrospect knew this was a bad idea," he said.

But Christie also said everyone should hold off on drawing conclusions about the meeting until special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation.

"Let's have the facts come out," he said.

Trump Jr. met with Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 after Veselnitskaya promised him damaging information about then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager at the time, and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and now a senior White House adviser, also attended the meeting.                                 

Trump helped craft a statement about the meeting to The New York Times, deemed by critics as misleading, which first reported the sit-down, but Christie on Sunday said it wasn't clear how much the president knew about it.

"We don't know the president knew about those e-mails or the content of those e-mails so we don't know what his own son told him about that meeting. My view on this is, this is why we have people looking into it," Christie said. "It is not for us to make conclusions beforehand. It is to let Bob Mueller and his team do the investigation, then let's have the facts come out. I think that's -- everyone will be better served by that, including the people in the country who actually want the government to work and do something about fixing healthcare, reforming the tax system, rebuilding our infrastructure. All the things that the president talked about during the campaign. It's time to get to work."

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