Tag Archives: Chris Christie

Christie Blasts Trump’s Lies About Security Clearances

Politico reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that the White House’s lack of transparency surrounding security clearances for President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, is indefensible. Christie, a frequent defender of Trump on cable TV who came close to being his pick for vice president in 2016, said that last week’s reporting by …

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Chris Christie Floats Wife For Possible 2020 House Run

The New Jersey Globe reports: Former Gov. Chris Christie is touting his wife as a potential challenger to Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) in New Jersey’s 11th district next year. Christie launched the trial balloon at a book signing Tuesday night at The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. “Listen, the state would be incredibly lucky if Mary Pat Christie …

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Chris Christie On Possible 2024 WH Bid: “Why Not?”

The Week reports: Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, in yet another interview to promote his new book, was asked by radio host Hugh Hewitt whether running for president in 2024 is on the table, per CNN’s Betsy Klein. Christie’s response? “Yeah, listen, why not?” Christie went on to explain that he would not run simply “to go through the …

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Christie Shreds Jared Kushner’s Father: His Was One Of The Most Disgusting Crimes I Ever Prosecuted [VIDEO]

“Mr. Kushner pled guilty. He admitted the crimes. And so what am I supposed to do as a prosecutor? I mean, if a guy hires a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law and videotapes it, and then sends the videotape to his sister, to attempt to intimidate her from testifying before a grand jury, do I really need any more justification …

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Chris Christie’s Tell-All: Trump And Kushner Thought Firing Michael Flynn Would End “This Russia Thing”

The New York Times reports: President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, believed that the “Russia thing” would end as a side effect from the firing of the national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, in the early days of the administration, according to an account in a new memoir by Chris Christie. As Mr. Kushner tucked into …

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Chris Christie Hints At Future Run For President

The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports: Chris Christie is making it clear that his political ambitions are far from over. One week before his book “Let Me Finish” hits shelves, the former New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate gave a broad and crowd-pleasing speech Tuesday evening in Indian Wells that covered his past and possible future. Christie did not …

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Christie: Trump Saddled Himself With “Greedy Riffraff”

Another excerpt from Chris Christie’s tell-all: Donald so urgently needed the right people around him and a solid structure in place. Far too often, he’s found himself saddled with the riffraff. Instead of high-quality, vetted appointees for key administration posts, he got the Russian lackey and future federal felon Michael Flynn as national security adviser. He got the greedy and …

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More Shade From Christie’s Tell-All: Trump Surrounds Himself With “Grifters, Amateurs, Unconvicted Felons”

Axios reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie settles scores in “Let Me Finish,” a memoir out Jan. 29 from Hachette Books, writing that President Trump “trusts people he shouldn’t, including some of the people who are closest to him.” Christie asserts that Trump has a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons …

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Chris Christie Scorches Jared Kushner In New Tell-All

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 …

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Christie Withdraws From Chief Of Staff Consideration

The Hill reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined the White House chief of staff role on Friday. Christie and President Trump reportedly met last night to discuss the role of replacing John Kelly, who will be departing as chief of staff by the end of the year. JUST IN: Chris Christie says he has asked Pres. Trump …

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REPORT: Chris Christie Interviews For Chief Of Staff Job

Axios reports: President Trump met with Chris Christie on Thursday evening and considers him a top contender to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, according to a source familiar with the president’s thinking. “He’s tough; he’s an attorney; he’s politically-savvy, and one of Trump’s early supporters.” Trump has met with a couple of others, but the way he’s discussed …

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Chris Christie Blows Up Over Woodward Book Quoting Trump As Accusing Him Of Stealing From Campaign

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump accused former New Jersey governor Chris Christie of “stealing from me” and feared that a presidential transition team was “jinxing” his chances of victory during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump White House. In one passage from “Fear: Trump in the White House,” Woodward described a …

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Giuliani: Chris Christie Is My #1 Candidate For AG

The North Jersey Record reports: Chris Christie has opened a law firm and Rudy Giuliani, a long-time mentor and attorney for President Donald Trump, says he’s sent New Jersey’s former governor clients. Christie, nearing the end of his formal transition out of state government, established a new practice based in his Morris County hometown. Giuliani said in an interview that …

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Christie Blocks Release Of Kushner Company Docs

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 …

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Christie: Mueller Is Honest, Smart, Hard Working, And His Investigation Has Been Effective So Far [VIDEO]

This will go down well in the Trump camp: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election meddling on Monday, saying that “you can’t argue the investigation hasn’t been effective so far.” In an appearance at the University of Chicago, Christie said he has repeatedly told President Trump that “there’s no way …

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Christie Sticks State With $85K Official Portrait Bill

The New Jersey Record reports: To most people, the image that sums up Chris Christie’s time as governor is the picture of him on that beach closed to everyone else, in that chair with his family and friends while the public was shut out of state parks on a holiday weekend during a government shutdown. The image that Christie wants …

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Christie: Trump’s Big Mouth Might Land Him In Jail

The Hill reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Sunday warned that President Trump’s “hyperbolic” style could have consequences if he testifies for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. “One of the things that makes the president who he is is that he’s a salesman, and salesmen at times tend to be hyperbolic,” Christie said during a panel …

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Chris Christie: Trump Should Dodge Mueller Interview

The Hill reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Tuesday he doesn’t believe President Trump should sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation. “Robert Mueller is not someone to be trifled with. And he’s not someone who takes lightly the words of anybody who he’s looking at,” Christie said. “I …

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Christie Booted From Airport Security VIP Line

CBS News reports: Being governor is so yesterday. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the hard way that his special treatment is over. Christie tried to circumvent a TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C Thursday morning. Christie was with his State Police detail and attempted to enter through a special access area, located near the exit …

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Christie Signs Bump Stocks Ban On Last Day In Office

NJ.com reports: New Jersey has now banned “bump stocks,” controversial firearm accessories allegedly used by the shooter in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. The devices can be affixed to semiautomatic riffles to allow them to fire bullets, mimicking automatic weapons. But under the new law — which takes effect immediately — anyone who owns one has 90 days to surrender …

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