‘This is why Michael Flynn never belongs anywhere near the White House’
Former New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has responded to President Donald Trump discussing invoking martial law to invalidate Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election due to voter fraud.
During an interview on CNN’s “Situation Room,” Christie said he long thought Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was “dangerous.”
He added that the report showed why he “never belongs near the White House.”
Christie also said that Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell also needs to stay out of the Oval Office.
“This is why Michael Flynn never belongs anywhere near the White House, let alone inside the Oval Office — and his lawyer Sidney Powell,” Christie told host Wolf Blitzer.
“Now, 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 with 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,” Christie added.
“And I think the best advice I can give the president is to keep Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell out of the Oval Office, and then those bad ideas will stay out of the Oval Office as well.”
Earlier this week, Neon Nettle reported Trump’s discussions about appointing Powell a special counsel to investigate election voter fraud.
Powell has been a staple in the news following the election after filing numerous lawsuits alleging voter fraud in the presidential race.
According to a report in The New York Times, her investigations may be about to get a huge boost.
However, the Times also falsely reported that Powell has been disseminating “conspiracy theories about a Venezuelan plot to rig voting machines in the United States.”
Yet, Trump’s closest advisers have reportedly voiced opposition to such a move.
Among those opposed to the plan is the head of Trump’s legal team Rudy Giuliani, the report states.
The report said it’s not clear how Trump will proceed, adding that Powell described some of Trump’s advisers as “quitters.”
The development is surprising given that Trump’s campaign distanced itself from Powell, releasing a statement in late November saying that Powell was, in fact, not a member of the campaign’s legal team despite having appeared at press conferences with the campaign’s leading attorneys.
“Sidney Powell is practicing law on her own,” the Trump campaign said.