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Christie on Trump Jr. meeting: ‘None of it’s positive’
Christie said it is never good when 'stuff comes out a little bit at a time and a little bit at a time.'
| AP Photo Christie on Trump Jr. meeting: ‘None of it’s positive’ GLADSTONE, N.J. — The White House should publicly disclose any and all contacts its staffers have had with foreign governments, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday, adding that the news Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer “doesn’t help” ease cynicism about government. “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, a Republican who led President Donald Trump’s transition team, said at an unrelated press conference. Story Continued Below Christie said it is never good when “stuff comes out a little bit at a time and a little bit at a time,” and said anyone working in the administration has a legal obligation to disclose their contacts. While Trump Jr. is not part of the government, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, also attended the June 2016 meeting, along with then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The governor, who remains close to the president, said the disclosures have not reflected well on the White House, but said he saw nothing criminal. “My understanding of this is there’s concern by some people of collusion,” said Christie, a former U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. “Even from what we’ve heard so far, I don’t see any evidence of that.
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