Chris Christie May Have a Chance to Get Back into Trump's Inner Circle: Report
Former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was ousted from President Donald Trump's transition team shortly after the 2016 presidential election and has since been in exile from the president's inner circle ever since — but a new Washington Post report says that he may soon find his way back to Trump's side.
Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, told the Post that Trump's legal team is considering candidates to help him prepare for a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller as a part of the Russia investigation. Christie served as Trump's debate partner in preparation for the presidential debates with Hillary Clinton, so he's a natural choice.
“I’d like to bring Chris Christie in,” Giuliani told the Post. “He and Chris get along, and Chris is a lawyer, so you have attorney-client privilege.”
But it might not be much help. The Post says Trump has been able to stay focused thus far in interview prep. And reporting during the 2016 campaign suggested Trump was a terrible study for the debates with Clinton, too.
Even if Trump doesn't get much out of it, it might be a way for Christie to get back into Trump's good graces. The former governor is sure to think of that as a win.