ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that the "moaning and complaining" from federal prosecutors asked to resign by the Trump administration last week was "ridiculous."

Former New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said Sunday that the timing of request was "abrupt and shocking" and complicates the transition to a successor.

Christie previously served as U.S. attorney for New Jersey. The Republican was appointed by President George Bush and announced his own resignation two weeks after Democrat Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election.

He says that Fishman's notice came when Trump won election and that Trump handled the resignation requests well.

Fishman said investigations and prosecutions will continue without interruption since he's the only office member leaving.

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