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Christie calls Mar-a-Lago search 'fair game'

Christie calls the search for Mar-a-Lago a "fair game"

"Don't do this blindly."

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2018, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his final state of the state address at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. The former Republican governor of New Jersey on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, made his first appearance as a political contributor for ABC News. Christie was characterized on “Good Morning America” as a friend and adviser to President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

" The longer this is left, the more speculation it creates, so hopefully we'll have more information sooner or later," said former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.||AP

Search of Donald Trump's personal safe inunprecedented federal investigationat former president's Florida mansion was "fair game," ex-New Jersey governor says 's Chris Christie said in an interview Tuesday morning. He had to make a "similar decision," he said in an interview with Sirius XM's Julie Mason. The search warrant is intended to determine whether the former president mishandled White House records,according to two people familiar with the matter,. } "I have concerns about that this morning," said Christie, a former Trump loyal ally.

when issuing a similar warrant , Christie explained, he had to be sure there was enough evidence to charge the person under investigation.If nothing was found, the search would be "unjustified," he said.

In a lengthy statement on Monday, Trump likened the raid to Watergate and said the FBI "also broke into my safe." Christie said such behavior during the execution of search warrants is not uncommon.

"It's a fair game," said the former governor. “Intrusions into secure areas are not prohibited and are frequently done by federal law enforcement. A factual basis is required to convince that there is a will be important, said Christie.

"Hopefully more information will come out sooner or later. And that's not good for anyone," he said. and if you are about to act like this, you cannot treat it the same as any other case in terms of disclosure."

Trump's longtime ally Christie said: In the past year, he has switched gears,openly criticized his party and the former president. In interviews and a book published last year, Christie took aim at Trump without explicitly naming him, leading to rumors about a possible 2024 presidential election.