Former New Jersey government Chris Christie claims that President Donald Trump believed his national security advisor, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, wanted to finish "this Russian thing," reported the New York Times Sunday and quoted an exclusive excerpt from Christie's Upcoming Memoir.
Christie & # 39; s book Let me finish released in January 29, painted a picture of the meeting with Trump for lunch in February 2017, when the president commented on Flynn and Russia, according to the newspaper. The account is one of what Times said are several stories in Christie's book describing how Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, treated a presidency Christie said they were not ready for.
"Sir," I said, "this thing in Russia is far from," wrote Christie, according to Times. Trump writes Christie, writes: "What do you mean? Flynn met with the Russians. That was the problem. I fired Flynn. It's over." Kushner allegedly states, "It's true to shoot Flynn ends all over Russia." [1
The former two-time governor is considered very unpopular among New Jersey residents, partly because of the state's budgetary problems and a political scandal known as Bridgegate. Christie became an important Trump ally after retiring from the presidential election in 2016 but was insecure dumped from the Trump transition team immediately after e ] published to Axios Christie also criticized the administration for its lack of "high quality conscious appointed" and called according to Kushner's direction.
In a previous excerpt published to Axios Flynn a "Russian defect and future federal crime".
The federal inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and the inclusion of Trump's campaign has so far led to accusations or guilty grounds for several former civilian campaigns including Flynn .