CHRIS CHRISTIE/FBI/JAMES COMEY/ROBERT MUELLER/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump asked former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about the prospect of firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and also asked him to be an intermediary to FBI Director James Comey, according to the Mueller report released Thursday [4-18-19]. The redacted report reveals for the first time that Christie — who was fired as the head of Trump’s transition committee but remains a mostly-loyal ally to the president — was interviewed by FBI agents working on the investigation. Christie appears to have spoken to the agents sometime on or before Feb. 13, the date the agents filed a report summarizing the discussions. It’s unclear how much ground the former Republican presidential candidate covered, but he relayed to the FBI the content of several exchanges with the president, providing enough relevant information that he is referenced several times in the 400-page report. Most notably, Christie told the FBI he had a phone call with the president in which Trump asked what the governor — a lawyer and, at one time, the U.S. attorney in New Jersey — thought about the idea of firing the special counsel.”

Ryan Hutchins, “Trump asked Christie about firing Mueller, being Comey intermediary,” Politico, April 18, 2019 1:49 pm