Chris Christie has implied that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows may be helping the federal government in their probe of Donald Trump.
Christie saw a clip of a short conversation between Meadows and an NBC News reporter on Wednesday morning in Washington. The journalist wanted to know whether Meadows had ever spoken before a federal grand jury.
Meadows informed the journalist that he doesn’t talk about anything J6-related.
Meadows was referring to the investigation into Trump’s involvement in the disturbance on January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol (and the attempt to overturn the 2020 election) conducted by special counsel Jack Smith.
When Meadows was asked whether he thought the probe was warranted, he stepped inside a building.
Christie claimed in an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports that Meadows, on the video, seemed to be working with federal authorities based on his actions in the clip. He said that those who testify in grand juries can go public with their testimony. Those who say they cannot discuss the case are the ones cooperating and favorable witnesses for the prosecution.
He said witnesses clam up when the government has “a cooperation agreement with you and says, no talking about this.”
Christie, who is running for the Republican nomination for president in 2024, was a U.S. attorney for New Jersey under Bush.
According to Trump 2024 campaign spokesperson Steve Cheung, Chris Christie is a failure and should stop trying to be noticed.
After a lengthy legal struggle this year, a federal judge mandated Meadows and other Trump White House officials appear before the federal grand jury investigating the January 6 uprising and plans to overturn the 2020 election.
Over a hundred sensitive papers were discovered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property in Florida last year, and the special counsel charged Trump last month as part of a separate probe.
At the National Archives, Meadows represented Trump. Early in 2022, President Trump returned 15 cartons of White House records to Washington from Mar-a-Lago. According to the Presidential Records Act, the National Archives is the designated repository for all presidential records.