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Christie: Fired From Transition Team Because of Opposition to Flynn

Christie: Fired From Transition Team Because of Opposition to Flynn
New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie (Julio Cortez/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 December 2017 05:51 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday his opposition to President Donald Trump's hiring of Michael Flynn was one of the reasons he was fired from the transition team, Politico reported.

Flynn, who was fired as Trump's national security adviser after revelations that he lied about his communications with Russia's ambassador, pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he lied to the FBI about those conversations.

Flynn is the most senior U.S. official to be charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

"Suffice to say, I had serious misgivings, which I think have been confirmed by the fact that he pled guilty to a felony in federal court," Christie said.

Christie in late May said he told Trump Flynn wasn't someone "who would bring benefit to the president or to the administration."

On Wednesday, he told reporters a future president "cannot run a transition as an outsider."

"You have to be able to understand what needs to be done," he said. "I think it's fair to say, given the very few people who have been confirmed in important positions across the government and some of the folks who have been there that didn't belong there in the first place — like General Flynn — that the idea that you can take six months of work . . . and throw all that out turns out to be a big mistake."

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday his opposition to President Donald Trump's hiring of Michael Flynn was one of the reasons he was fired from the transition team, Politico reported.
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