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Christie: Romney offered apology after VP vetting leak

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Tuesday that Mitt Romney called him immediately after news broke about whom the GOP presidential nominee had been vetting for vice president last year.

"Mitt called me right away, and I could tell he was really embarrassed and outraged about it," Christie said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday.

"It's very disappointing," Christie said about the leaks. "I think it's a complete violation of trust of me and the spirit within which I entered that process."

Romney passed over Christie, and instead chose Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to join the presidential ticket.

In the new book “Double Down,” journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann report a number of Romney’s aides resented Christie. One of them leaked information about the 2012 vetting process to the two authors.

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