How Chris Christie defends Melania Trump from plagiarism charge
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears on CNN on Nov. 18, 2015. [YouTube]

CLEVELAND -- Gov. Chris Christie was forced to switch roles from prosecutor to defense attorney on Tuesday morning, defending Melania Trump from accusations of plagiarizing a big part of her speech to the Republican National Convention the night before. Appearing on NBC's " Today" show, the governor was asked if, given the word-for-word lifting of lines…