Badass

Carolyn Kaster

At the tail end of a just published Washington Post story on Jared Kushner (seemingly Donald Trump's most trusted adviser) we learn that as the Bridgegate scandal was blowing up back in December 2013, Kushner emailed David Wildstein to tell him that he thought the bridge closure was a "badass" move.

Wildstein, the mastermind of the bridge shutdown, had actually worked for Kushner as the anonymous blogger behind PolitickerNJ.com. He later agreed to plead guilty to charges stemming from the bridgegate scandal and testify against his fellow conspirators.

From the Post ...

Back on Dec. 7, 2013, the day after Wildstein resigned from the Port Authority amid growing evidence that he had ordered the lane closures, Kushner got in touch with him. In an email obtained by The Post, Kushner drew a parallel between Wildstein and his father, who had also resigned as a Port Authority commissioner in 2003 as questions began to percolate about Kushner’s campaign contributions.

“Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and wishing the best. For what it’s worth, I thought the move you pulled was kind of badass,” Kushner wrote.

Heller, the Kushner Companies spokeswoman, said this week that the message was a “poorly worded way of Jared trying to cheer up an old friend.”

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