In his new book, Chris Christie accused the president’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, of pushing him out of President Donald Trump’s orbit because of a long-held grudge.
The former New Jersey governor says Kushner was behind his November 2016 ouster as the head of the presidential transition team out of revenge for prosecuting his father, Charles Kushner, in 2005 for witness tampering and tax evasion.
The governor was officially fired from his post leading Trump’s transition team by former top adviser Steve Bannon shortly after the November election. Christie wrote that he demanded that Bannon reveal who had made the executive decision to oust him, and Bannon told him it was Kushner.
“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.
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