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Chris Christie: Roger Stone Indictment 'Very Damning'

By    |   Sunday, 27 January 2019 12:16 PM

Roger Stone's defense his text messages and communications are "taken out of context" in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment will not hold up in court, according to former U.S. Attorney and Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.

"I think if he decides to go to trial, he's in very, very grave danger," Christie, a fired former member of the President Donald Trump's transition team, told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week." "Everyone is presumed innocent, George, and so is he, but the indictment I think is a pretty damning indictment."

Christie claims Stone's indictment "tell a pretty clear story."

"If I had a nickel for every time I had a defendant tell me, when I was U.S. attorney, it was out of context, I'd be a rich guy and I'm not," Christie said. "So, the fact is that, you know, he's got a problem, because they've got all these emails and text messages that he created that tell a pretty clear story.

"And I think it's going to be very difficult for a jury to listen to that and conclude that it wasn't what he was trying to do."

Stone has been charged with several federal counts, including obstruction of justice and lying to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators.

Christie was promoting his book "Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics."

While Christie acknowledged President Trump is legally within his authority to pardon Stone, it would not be a "politically viable" move.

"I don't think pardons in this instance are viable politically, politically viable," Christie concluded. "Legally, I think he's absolutely well within his right to do it, but I think politically – and it's one of the things that comes through in the book – I think the president understands the limits of politics.

"He's understanding it even more. And I think he knows that those kind of pardons would not be politically viable."

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Roger Stone's defense his text messages and communications are "taken out of context" in special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment will not hold up in court, according to former U.S. Attorney and Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J."I think if he decides to go to trial, he's in...
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