New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told ABC News' "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that he did not notice any "red flags" concerning retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
"He was not always my cup of tea in terms of style, and I made that clear to the candidate at the time, but not red flags concerning something as specific as that," said Christie, who headed President Donald Trump's transition team until the election.
Flynn is facing several probes into the nature and content of his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.
Christie was commenting a day after acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee that she told Trump administration officials that Flynn, who was then the national security adviser, was vulnerable to blackmail from Russia.
Christie said he could not explain why it took Trump 18 days after the warning was issued to fire Flynn.
However, he defended Trump, saying that "I think in the end what really matters is the president acted decisively very early in the administration to get rid of General Flynn. I was with him the next day, and I told him I thought it was the right decision."
Christie refused to say whether he warned Trump against making Flynn national security adviser, stating that he would not talk publicly about his advice to the president. He stressed, however, that "Suffice to say Gen. Flynn and I don't necessarily see eye to eye on certain things."
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