Fast Company reports:
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is blocking requests for copies of his office’s correspondence with the real estate company previously managed by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law.
Christie, whose eight-year administration spent almost $1 million battling to keep public records secret, issued a letter in his last week in Trenton that declared any requests involving his office’s electronic records would be handled by his private lawyer, rather than by state employees.
Kushner’s real estate company benefited financially from Christie’s administration. Late last year, Christie’s appointees at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority reauthorized a $33 million tax credit to the Kushner Companies’ struggling One Journal Square Project, a planned mixed-use skyscraper in Jersey City, after its anchor tenant dropped out.
Christie’s personal lawyer just happens to be his former state attorney general, Jeff Chiesa.