Chris Christie Held RNC Mock Trial Against Hillary Clinton, Who Had the Perfect Response

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had the entire crowd at the Republican National Convention chanting "lock her up" Tuesday night, as the former federal prosecutor attempted to wage a "mock trial" against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Christie — who himself is facing legal woes over the "Bridgegate" scandal over the politically motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge — sought to have the crowd "indict" Clinton over her conduct as an elected official.

Christie brought up the controversy over Clinton's personal email server and her foreign policy decisions as secretary of state, riling up the crowd as he went.

"It is our obligation to stop Hillary Clinton now, and never let her get within 10 miles of the White House again," Christie said.

It was the first time during the prime-time speaker lineup that the crowd got animated, chanting "guilty" and "lock her up."

But Clinton's people were more than ready for the ethics lesson — and weren't standing down.

Others were just as quick to point out the ironies that lurked beneath Christie's barrage of accusations, given his legal woes.

Christie is accused of deleting texts, emails from private accounts and losing his cell phone that allegedly contained information about whether the governor directed his staff to close lanes on the major artery connecting New Jersey and New York, according to WNYC reporter Andrea Bernstein. 

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Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

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