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Chris Christie at a town hall on Nov. 22 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sharply criticized President Trump's administration, saying it "didn't get a lot of stuff done" in an interview with the "Ruthless" podcast that aired Tuesday.

Driving the news: "Like, let's just go through the list of things. The wall isn't built. Obamacare is still there. We didn't get an infrastructure package done that we wanted, so now we're stuck with theirs," Christie told Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's former chief of staff Josh Holmes.

What he's saying: Christie also criticized the former president's management style, saying that Trump's aides "were given less and less freedom to do what needed to be done on behalf of the president and the country."

  • "And that's a problem. That management style is a problem. I have no problem in the main with the policies that were followed by the Trump administration, that they attempted to implement. I really think they were very, very solid."
  • "That's not the point. The point is you've got to be able to get it done," Christie said.

The big picture: Christie, who has criticized Trump's false claims about the 2020 election, is gaming out a potential run for president in 2024, Axios previously reported.

  • Christie's remarks come as he is on a press tour for his new book, Business Insider reports.

Go deeper: "Axios on HBO" exclusive: Christie taunts Trump for losing

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Trump to elevate election deniers at Arizona rally

Donald Trump. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former President Donald Trump announced guest speakers today for his Saturday rally in Arizona, and most of them share a common trait: they led efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Why this matters: Trump, who remains the most powerful figure in the Republican Party, is making his false claims about the 2020 election the centerpiece of the GOP platform.

Trump seeks N.Y. attorney general's recusal from civil investigation

Combination images of New York Attorney General Letitia James and former President Trump. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images; Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former President Trump and the Trump Organization filed a motion Monday for a preliminary injunction against New York Attorney General Letitia James' investigations into the business, accusing her of "unconstitutional" abuse of process.

Why it matters: Trump is seeking a stay in the civil investigation by James' office into the family business while the outcome of his lawsuit against the attorney general is pending or for James to "recuse herself from involvement in any capacity in the active civil and criminal investigation," according to the filing.

Updated 20 mins ago - Economy & Business

Tax season nightmare ahead for understaffed IRS

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The IRS will start accepting 2021 tax returns in less than a week, and the filing delays and administrative headaches to come might eclipse last year — which was “one of the worst filing seasons," according to an independent advocacy agency within the IRS.

Why it matters: For taxpayers, especially with complex or paper filings, this means headaches, delayed refunds, and mistakes.

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