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Chris Christie’s Devastating Point on Cohen Hearing: Republicans Haven’t Defended Trump ‘On The Substance’

Former Trump transition official and ex-New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offered a devastating piece of analysis about the Michael Cohen hearing when he noted that “There hasn’t been one Republican yet who’s tried to defend the president on the substance.”

Speaking on an ABC News panel following the first part of the House Oversight Committee hearing at which Cohen was testifying Wednesday morning, Christie mused aloud about the Republican committee members’ lines of questioning.

“The interesting thing is that there hasn’t been one Republican yet who has tried to defend the president on the substance, and I think that’s something that should be concerning to the White House,” Christie said.

“Why are no Republicans standing up and defending the president on the substance?” Christie asked, then tried to answer his own question.

“That’s either a failure of those Republicans on the Hill, or a failure of the White House to have a unified strategy with them, they knew this was coming with Michael Cohen,” Christie offered.

“And so I think it’s going to, as the day goes on, it’s going to get tired of hearing the attacks on Cohen’s credibility,” he added. “He’s not a credible witness, but he does have corroboration on certain things. Where is the defense of the president?”

Christie’s thought exercise left out a third possibility, which is that there is little substance on which to defend Trump, whose signature appears on a pair of checks that Cohen turned over to the committee, and which were reimbursements for hush money payments that Cohen made on Trump’s behalf.

Watch the clip above, from ABC News.

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