Christie: Trump Jr. Russia meeting 'probably' illegal

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Gov. Chris Christie has addressed Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney, saying it's "probably against the law" to get opposition research from a foreign country.

But Christie, a former U.S. attorney, adds it's too early to be "jumping to conclusions," and that there's no evidence the campaign obtained such research.

“I think quite frankly that’s probably against the law…in addition to being inappropriate,” Christie said. “But this is why you have the Department of Justice. To be able to do the kind of work and investigation that they typically do. And they’ll come to a conclusion.”

The governor’s comments come after President Donald Trump's attorney insisted Sunday there was nothing illegal in the meeting that Trump's eldest son attended during last year's presidential campaign.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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