Chris Christie has accepted a contributor position with ABC News less than two weeks after the conclusion of his rocky gubernatorial term.
Explaining why he doesn't feel Trump should sit down with Mueller, Christie said, "I don't think there's been any credible allegations against the president of the United States".
The former Republican governor of New Jersey on Tuesday made his first appearance as a political contributor for ABC News.
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"Let's give this new Federal Bureau of Investigation director a chance to do this the right way, without so much heat from the political world". Christie is most likely to be seen on Sunday public affairs morning show "This Week", which is often hosted by former Clinton adviser George Stephanopoulos and regualry finishes third among total viewers behind rivals "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation". Despite the overwhelming evidence that Russia interfered with the 2016 election and Trump's long list of Russian ties, Christie said the president shouldn't do a face-to-face interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller because he believes there isn't enough evidence to warrant an in-person interview.
"You see the president and so many House Republicans waging a war against the Federal Bureau of Investigation". But we've gotta continue to watch it, because the one thing I can tell you for sure, and one of the things I loved about being a prosecutor was only I knew what I knew. Christie's ties to Trump could prove useful to the network as it prepares to cover midterm elections, beginning March 6 in Texas and ending September 18 in MA. "Not only for our party but for the country".
He left office January 16 with the inauguration of Gov. Phil Murphy.
Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.