Chris Christie Rips Kushner’s Father: ‘One Of The Most Loathsome, Disgusting Crimes That I Prosecuted’

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Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie took several shots at White House senior adviser Jared Kushner in his new book “Let Me Finish,” alleging that in an act of spite, Donald Trump’s son-in-law coordinated his removal from the president’s transition team shortly after the 2016 election.

He claims Kushner was “still seething” from events that took place more than a decade prior – when Christie, as a U.S. attorney, prosecuted Kushner’s father, Charles, for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions, sending the elder Kushner to prison for 14 months.

The former governor did not mince words while discussing the case Tuesday:

“Mr. Kushner pled guilty, he admitted the crimes. So what am I supposed to do as a prosecutor?” Christie asked.

He added, “It’s one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes that I prosecuted when I was U.S. attorney,” Christie said during a segment with PBS’s “Firing Line With Margaret Hoover.” “And I was a U.S. attorney in New Jersey, Margaret – so we had some loathsome and disgusting crime going on there!”

Charles Kushner, a wealthy and well-connected real estate developer, pleaded guilty in 2004 to 16 counts of filing false tax returns, retaliating against witnesses and making illegal campaign contributions. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison and served 14.

Christie at the time wrote in a news release that Kushner’s guilty plea was a “great victory for the people of New Jersey.”

“No matter how rich and powerful any person may be, they will be held accountable for criminal conduct by this office,” he wrote.

Christie now writes that Jared Kushner retaliated after the 2016 election by having Stephen Bannon, then a chief campaign strategist for Trump, fire him.

“Jared Kushner, still apparently seething over events that occurred a decade ago, was exacting a plot of revenge against me, a hit job that made no sense at all for the man we had just helped elect,” Christie wrote in “Let Me Finish.” “And Stephen K. Bannon, hot-shot,  campaign executive, was quietly acquiescing to it.”

He continued, “What wimps, what cowards. And how disloyal to Donald Trump.”

(c) 2019, The Washington Post · Michael Brice-Saddler



  1. “Hot shot big balls”
    Interesting. Who does the editing for the phony’s that run Apparently not a Ben Torah.

  2. Incredulous coming from him. It would be very hard to know
    which kettle is blacker then the other one. We certainly have
    seen the fulfillment that Chutzpah will abound before Moschiach.
    Moschiach come out, come out wherever you are.

  3. Chris Christie is a man I used to respect, but no more. I read enough about the Bridgegate affair to be convinced that he had a hand in it, and that type of abuse of power is about as loathsome (to use his own word) as it gets.
    Also, nice photo of Christie and family enjoying their “private beach” (paid for by taxpayers, but made off-limits to taxpayers) during a government shutdown. Lucky for him Captain Ahab wasn’t nearby.

  4. If these were “one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes” he prosecuted, then he could not have come anywhere near doing his job. It is also interesting to note that the alleged campaign contributions where to allegedly Democrats.

  5. Governor Christie is 100% on target.

    The plot devised and used used by Charlie Kushner against his own sister and brother-in-law defied any understanding of immorality.

  6. funny, he calls out jared for “Seething”
    well it looks like the fat-boy christy is still seething for not getting the appointment he’s dying for

  7. Useful. But we are not waiting for him in the Cabinet.

    Why now the dice come out gay? He dropped out of sight.

    Surely he just needs to go to the local hamburger joint. He will not be missed.

    No dice.

  8. Pompus, fat, dirty mouth person.
    Taxes in NJ went up, road conditions are worse, pension obligations not paid for, etc.

  9. most loathsome?!
    from wikipedia: Besides doubling the size of the anticorruption unit for New Jersey,[82] Christie also prosecuted other federal crimes. For example, he obtained convictions of brothel owners who kept Mexican teenagers in slavery as prostitutes, convicted 42 gang members of the Double II Set of various crimes including more than 25 murders, and convicted British trader Hemant Lakhani of trying to sell missiles.[83] Despite claims of entrapment,[84] Lakhani was convicted by jury in April 2005 of attempting to provide material support to terrorists, unlawful brokering of foreign defense articles, and attempting to import merchandise into the U.S. by means of false statements, plus two counts of money laundering. He was sentenced to 47 years in prison.[85]

  10. I love it when Curtis calls him Chris Krispy Kreme .
    And let`s not forget how he kowtowed to Obama after Sandy
    Here is a man who had a shot at winning the presidency . His numbers in NJ were sky high and he could have captured their electoral votes.
    But instead has his henchmen act in a vindictive way to Fort Lee for a race he was going to win and when he is busted throws everyone under the bus and ruins his career .
    This is the genius that I am gonna listen to ?

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