New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is leading Donald Trump's presidential transition team, will no longer campaign for the Republican presidential nominee after two of his former aides were convicted on all counts in the "Bridgegate" case.
Christie, an early Trump endorser, was expected to campaign for the billionaire businessman in New Hampshire Saturday, but plans changed late Friday.
And in an interview on CNN's "Out Front" Friday evening, senior Trump communications advisor Jason Miller confirmed reports that Christie will no longer be on the roster this weekend. As for whether the New Jersey governor will remain at the helm of the transition team, Miller said he'll "leave that up" to Christie.
"Last time I checked," Miller added, "he's not the one under FBI investigation."
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Prosecutors accused Christie's former deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, one of the governor's appointees to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, of leading a scheme to penalize a Democratic mayor who wouldn't endorse Christie's 2013 re-election campaign by causing intense traffic jams.
Christie has repeatedly said he had no knowledge of the politically-motivated plot.