• Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Chris Christie tells Trump not to let Michael Flynn in the Oval Office

In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie joined a Sunday edition of The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer where he advised President Trump against having any more meetings with embattled former national security adviser MIchael Flynn and his lawyer Sidney Powell at the White House. It was reported over the weekend that Trump floated the idea of imposing martial law and overturning the election in a meeting on Friday that was attended by Flynn and Powell. Flynn has recently been touting the imposition of martial law as a viable option for Trump, though in reality the election has already been certified and declaring martial law does not suspend the Constitution. Trump has denied raising the idea of martial law in the meeting, calling the reports “Fake News.” But Christie advised Trump to no longer take meetings with Flynn or Powell to avoid any similar reporting in the future.

“This is why someone like Michael Flynn never belongs anywhere near the White House, let alone inside the Oval Office, and his lawyer Sidney Powell. I’ve been talking about this since the transition in 2016, how dangerous I thought General Flynn was,” Christie said. “I sat with him in security briefings with the then-candidate Donald Trump, and then with President Donald Trump, and I will tell you that he is not fit to be giving advice to anyone. I think the best advice I could give the president is, keep Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell out of the Oval Office, and then those really bad ideas will stay out of the Oval Office as well.”

Video Transcript

[INTRO SOUNDS]

CHRIS CHRISTIE: This is why someone like Michael Flynn never belongs anywhere near the White House, let alone inside the Oval Office-- and his lawyer, Sidney Powell.

- Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie joined "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" on Sunday, where he responded to reports that President Trump's embattled former national security advisor Michael Flynn is pushing the president to impose martial law and redo the election.

Trump reportedly floated the idea in a White House meeting on Friday that included Flynn and Flynn's lawyer, Sidney Powell. Christie said he's been warning Trump about Flynn for years

CHRIS CHRISTIE: I've been talking about this since the transition in 2016, how dangerous I thought General Flynn was. I sat with him in security briefings. And I will tell you that he is not fit to be giving advice to anyone.

- Trump denied raising the idea of imposing martial law, calling it fake news. And Christie advised the president that to avoid similar reports, he should no longer welcome Flynn or Powell to the White House.

CHRIS CHRISTIE: I think the best advice I can give the president is keep Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell out of the Oval Office. And then those really bad ideas will stay out of the Oval Office as well.

[OUTRO THEME]

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting