Chris Christie didn’t stay quiet for long. Two weeks after leaving the governor’s office in Trenton, he is now a paid political commentator for ABC News.
A major supporter of President Donald Trump, Christie has remained loyal despite not landing a plum job in the administration. Christie was the first major elected Republican official to endorse Trump’s presidential campaign, and he served initially as head of Trump’s transition team before he was dismissed shortly after the November election.
On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Christie said Tuesday it would be a mistake for Trump to be interviewed by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating the president, his election campaign’s Russian contacts, and his firings of FBI Director James Comey and national security adviser Michael Flynn .
Christie, who served as the U.S. attorney for New Jersey before he was elected governor, said he doesn’t think there have been any credible allegations against Trump. But Christie said Mueller is not someone “to be trifled with.”
He also said that anyone who speculates about what Mueller may know is “throwing darts at the wall with a blindfold on.”
Christie was succeeded after eight years in office on Jan. 16 by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.