Christie defends Mueller: I don’t think Trump’s going to fire ‘someone like that’

Christie defends Mueller: I don’t think Trump’s going to fire ‘someone like that’
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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said on Sunday that he does not believe President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE will fire special counsel Robert Muller.

“As for Bob Mueller, he’s conducted this investigation so far with great integrity, without leaking and by showing results,” Christie said on ABC's “This Week." 

“I don’t think the president is going to fire someone like that.”

Speculation that Trump might fire Mueller, who is currently investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections and possible ties between the president's campaign and Moscow, intensified late last week after Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDemocrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases Unsealed documents detail Trump and Biden efforts on reporter records MORE fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges Carter Page sues over surveillance related to Russia probe MORE.

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Session said he fired McCabe for providing unauthorized information to the press and not being forthcoming during an investigation into the matter. McCabe argues that he had the authority to share the information and that his firing is part of an effort to undermine Mueller’s investigation.

Trump reportedly tried to fire Muller last year but backed off when the White House counsel warned that he would resign if Muller was fired.