Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said President Donald Trump shouldn’t meet with Special Counsel Robert Mueller over the Russia probe, The Hill reports.
“He should never walk into that room with Robert Mueller,” Christie said during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
“One of the things that makes the president who he is, is that he’s a salesman. And salesmen at times tend to be hyperbolic, and this president has certainly tended to be that. That’s OK when you’re working on Congress. It is not OK when you’re sitting talking to federal agents because, 18 U.S.C. 1001 is false statements to federal agents, that's a crime, that can send you to jail,” Christie continued.
Christie, who finished his second term as governor in early January, was a U.S. attorney in New Jersey.
Trump is cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, but has publicly bristled at the probe, which he has called a “witch hunt” intended to undermine his presidency. The president once reportedly wanted to fire Mueller, but backed off after White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign.
Mueller wants to question Trump about his dismissals of former FBI Director James Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, per CNN.
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