As the former U.S. attorney who put White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s father in prison in 2005, Chris Christie believes Kushner held a grudge against him and thwarted the former New Jersey governor from successfully fulfilling any roles within the Trump administration.
According to a report on Christie’s new book, “Let Me Finish,” in the Guardian, Christie outlines several instances in which Kushner allegedly stonewalled Christie’s political mobility in Trump’s campaign, transition team and administration. Christie refers to Kushner’s alleged actions as a political “hit job.”
Shortly after Christie was appointed to head Trump’s White House transition team, he was fired by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who did so at Kushner’s behest, Christie reportedly writes.
“Steve Bannon … made clear to me that one person and one person only was responsible for the faceless execution that Steve was now attempting to carry out. Jared Kushner, still apparently seething over events that had occurred a decade ago,” he wrote, according to the Guardian, referencing Christie’s role in Kushner’s father, Charlie Kushner’s prosecution for witness tampering and tax evasion.