Christie says he wouldn't have let Flynn in White House

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Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump's fired national security adviser would not have gotten into the White House's front door had he been elected.

Christie was asked Monday at a State House news conference in Trenton whether he felt vindicated after reports emerged that the two-term Republican governor had reservations about Flynn. Christie served as Trump's transition chairman until he was replaced by Vice President Mike Pence after the election.

“It’s safe to say, General Flynn and I didn’t see eye-to-eye,” Christie said. “I didn’t think he was someone who would bring benefits to the president of the administration.”

Trump appointed Flynn as his top national security aide in January, only to fire him less than a month later. Trump said Flynn misled top officials about his contacts with Russian officials.

Flynn’s attorney says that the general will invoke his 5th Amendment rights in regard to a subpoena issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The attorney said that any information Flynn turned over could be used against him.

Flynn asked for immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony in March.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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