“Bob Mueller himself is not a partisan, he’s an honest guy, he is a hard working guy, he’s smart and you can’t argue that the investigation hasn’t been effective so far”
Chris Christie weighs in on Mueller investigation@NicolleDWallace & @Eugene_Robinson discuss pic.twitter.com/k3neN3Dya5
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) May 21, 2018
Chris Christie, the former Republican New Jersey Governor, defended the special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation into Russia’s election rigging on Monday, explaining that “you can’t argue the investigation hasn’t been effective so far.”
During an appearance for the University of Chicago, Chris Christie said he’s repeatedly told Trump that “there’s no way to make an investigation like this shorter, but there are lots of ways to make it longer.”
“He’s executed on a number of those ways to make it longer,” Christie stated.
Christie’s comments come while tensions increase between Mueller and his crooked Republican critics, with Donald Trump lying that the investigation is a witch hunt and demanding an investigation about whether the FBI or DOJ surveilled his presidential campaign for political reasons.
Chris Christie, who is a former U.S. attorney, stood up for Mueller, saying he is nonpartisan, honest, and hardworking. Christie also noted the multiple guilty pleas and the indictments as proof that the investigation is working.
“I don’t question Bob Mueller’s honesty or his integrity, never have, and having worked with him for years, I still wouldn’t,” Christie declared.
“If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action,” Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, stated.
Christie’s defense comes while congressional Republicans seek any documents related to the FBI informant who met up with multiple people working for Trump’s campaign. Intelligence officials argue that doing so threatens lives and national security.