(CNSNews.com) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former prosecutor and a current friend of President Donald Trump, says the American people should remember that "the president is not under investigation, and no one has told him he is."
"He's been co-operating fully with the special counsel's office," Christie told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
Earlier, CNN's Jake Tapper, host of CNN's "State of the Union," asked Christie how he knows that Trump is not under investigation: "There is, of course, still the charge that Mueller might be looking into a potential obstruction of justice, when President Trump fired James Comey," Tapper said.
"Well, the last news that we have received, Jake, publicly is that the president was told he is not under investigation. We have heard nothing to the contrary. So, I'm making that statement off of the public information that we have already been given," Christie responded.
On several of the Sunday morning talk shows, Christie was asked about the leak to CNN that a federal grand jury has issued an indictment stemming from Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation, an indictment that reportedly will be unsealed today (Monday).
Christie said if Mueller and a grand jury believe there are grounds to take action against someone, that is their job -- "although, again, I would caution that this leaking is absolutely against the law."
Appearing on ABC's "This Week," Christie said the leak to CNN would be a crime, especially if prosecutors or federal agents leaked the information.
“We don't know what the charges are. We don't know anything except there's a report that someone says there will be charges on Monday and that there is a sealed indictment. And so once that happens, we'll have a lot more to react to," Christie said.
"But the one thing that is clear here is, I heard someone say, are people nervous? Believe me, if you're the person, you know. I mean, you have already been told you're a target. Your lawyers have been -- if you've been asked to come into the grand jury, they have got to advise you of your status as to whether you're a target. If you've been told you're a target, believe me you're not sleeping well any way."