During a Monday press conference, Chris Christie said that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was “probably against the law” if he received opposition research at any point during the exchange.
Christie fielded a wide range of state and federal questions earlier today, and he was eventually asked about the developing controversy that continues to shroud the president and his son. Christie is a frequent Trump backer, but according to Politico, the New Jersey governor said the Trump Administration should release all the information they have about their staffers’ meetings with foreign officials.
“Everyone who had any contacts with any foreign nationals, especially anyone from Russia, should have been giving that information to the administration — should be put out publicly,” Christie said. He went on to express that it doesn’t look good when “stuff [about the meeting] comes out a little bit at a time,” and “none of it’s positive” for the administration.
While Christie did not see any solid evidence of collusion, he suggested that it would have been inappropriate for Trump Jr. to accept opposition research about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government.
“My understanding of this is there’s concern by some people of collusion,” Christie said. “I don’t think there’s any evidence that they did, but I do think it would be, sure. And I think, quite frankly, that’s probably against the law.”
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