The Guardian reports:
Chris Christie, who was ousted as chairman of Donald Trump’s White House transition team in 2016, has written a blistering attack on Jared Kushner, whom he accuses of having carried out a political “hit job” on him as an act of revenge for prosecuting his father, Charles Kushner, a decade ago.
In his soon to be published book, Let Me Finish, Christie unleashes both barrels on Trump’s son-in-law, who remains a senior White House adviser with responsibilities for Middle Eastern peace, sentencing reform and “American Innovation”.
Christie blames this key player in the president’s inner circle for his ignominious dismissal shortly after Trump’s election victory in November 2016. Christie, the former governor of New Jersey, writes that Kushner’s role in his sacking was confirmed to him by Steve Bannon, Trump’s campaign chief, in real time.
Christie claims that Kushner had a “personal vendetta” going back to when then federal attorney Christie prosecuted a case against Kusher’s father. He quotes Bannon as saying “the kid’s been taking an ax to your head with the boss ever since I got here.”
Christie talks about other people in the book, too. He tells readers about the time Trump told him to lose weight and “look good,” refers to disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn as “the Russian lackey and future federal felon,” and to former attorney general Jeff Sessions as “not-ready-for-prime-time.”