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Christie on Trump's Rants: Stay Out of Law Enforcement's Business

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Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 18 February 2018 11:36 AM

Former Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday President Donald Trump should be “staying out of the law enforcement business” and let the FBI, Justice Department and intelligence community protect the nation’s electoral process.

In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” the New Jersey Republican responded to Trump’s sharp criticism of the FBI’s Russia investigation and Trump's failure to blame Russia for interfering in the 2016 election.

“The president should be staying out of law enforcement business,” said Christie, a former federal prosecuter. “You know, I listened to the testimony of [FBI] Director [Christopher] Wray, who is an outstanding FBI director in my view, giving testimony on Capitol Hill that they are very aware of what’s going on and if they’re going to bring the resources that are necessary to try to protect our electoral process in 2018.”

“And I’ve always thought that the best thing — as governor I felt this way, and I think the same rules apply to presidents — they should stay out of law enforcement activity, and I think that’s what the president will do, and I think he’ll leave it to Director Wray, the other folks at the Justice Department and our intelligence community to do what needs to be done to protect our electoral process.”

He also said the recent indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller gave “a real picture” into the scope of the operation to damage former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“But I’d caution everybody to not believe that this is yet over because there’s lots of other places where Director Mueller [will go] to look regarding potential Russian involvement in all this,” he said. “And I think he’s going after this in a very measured direct way and I think we’ve unfortunately got more to learn and more to come in the days and weeks ahead.”

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