DONALD Trump ally Chris Christie has slated his pal's legal team as a "national embarrassment" for its election fraud claim failures.
The former New Jersey Governor said: "If you're unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn't exist."
Christie, who participated in sessions preparing Trump for the televised US presidential debates, slammed the US leader's legal team on ABC News.
This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked him whether it was "finally time for Trump to concede" to Joe Biden.
He agreed, saying: "Here's the reason why. The president has had an opportunity to access the courts, and I said… if you have got the evidence of fraud, present it.
"And what's happened here is – quite frankly – the content of the president's legal team has been a national embarrassment."
Christie singled out Trump's election fraud lawyer Sidney Powell for accusing Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp "of a crime on television, yet being unwilling to go on TV and defend and lay out the evidence that she supposedly has".
Kemp was slammed for signing paperwork that officially grants the state's 16 electoral votes to Biden.
Attacking Powell's conduct as "outrageous", Christie noted that allegations haven't been properly aired "inside the court room".
"They allege fraud outside the courtroom but when they go inside the courtroom they don't plead fraud and they don't argue fraud.
"This is what I was concerned about… listen, I've been a supporter of the president's. I voted for him twice.
"But elections have consequences," he said.
Christie added: "We cannot continue to act as if something happened here that didn't happen.
"You have an obligation to present the evidence. The evidence has not been presented.
"And you must conclude – as [Fox News commentator] Tucker Carlson even concluded the other night – that if you're unwilling to come forward and present the evidence, it must mean the evidence doesn't exist.
"That's what I was concerned about on election night, and I remain concerned today.
"I think it's wrong… other Republicans are starting to say this – I said it on election night and I hope more say it going forward – because the country is what has to matter the most.
"As much as I'm a strong Republican, and I love my party, it's the country that has to come first."
His concerns follow similar comments voiced by North Dakota’s GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer, who said today: "It's past time to start a transition, to at least cooperate with a transition.
“I'd like to have a president that has more than one day to prepare, should Joe Biden, you know, end up winning this."
GOP Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reminded CNBC: "Like it or not, we cast the votes, we count the votes and we live with the result.
"We’ve always had a peaceful transition of power."
Fellow Republican, Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, echoed those thoughts, telling CNN: "The voters have spoken. The process has been in place for a long time.
“It works. And there’s no issues of fraud anywhere."
But the count is still being mocked as "fraudulent" by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuiliani.
He tweeted today: "Want evidence of fraud. In 70% of Wayne County, Detroit, there were phantom voters.
"There were more votes than registered voters. 120%, 150%, 200%, even 300%."
Trump has today torn into Senator Toomey and praised the Pennsylvania judge who threw out his campaign's "stitched together" lawsuit.
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