Chris Christie has a Kushner couple funding his 2024 presidential bid.
No, not these Kushners.
Murray and Lee Kushner — the uncle and aunt to former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and ex-top adviser Jared Kushner, the hubby of Ivana — have each maxed out contributions to Christie, in accordance with Federal Election Commission filings.
Jared Kushner has famously feuded with Christie, the previous governor and ex-US Attorney for the Garden State, for placing his father Charles behind bars for 14 months.
Christie went after Charles for tax evasion, fraud allegations and a twisted revenge plot.
This included Charles’s alleged hiring of a prostitute to seduce his sister Esther Schulder’s husband out of fury that his brother-in regulation was cooperating within the federal probe towards him.
Charles Kushner then allegedly despatched the video to his sister as an act of vengeance and potential witness tampering. He later apologized.
He pleaded responsible to 18 counts within the fraud and tax evasion investigation again in 2004.
Murray is believed to have a frosty rapport with Charles over variations on key enterprise selections.
He and his spouse donated the utmost $6,600 — $3,300 every — to Christie.
They beforehand donated to Christie’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign in addition to that of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Christie’s prosecution of Charles Murray poisoned his relationship with Jared. But Christie stands by his dealing with of the case.
“I simply assume that it was so apparent he needed to be prosecuted,” Christie advised PBS of Charles in a 2019 interview. “I imply, it’s one of the vital loathsome, disgusting crimes that I prosecuted once I was US Attorney.”
In his e book, “Let Me Finish,” Christie blamed Jared Kushner for stopping him from touchdown a gig as Trump’s vp or lawyer normal.
He additionally alleged that the youthful Kushner helped toss out the presidential transition plan he crafted for Trump, a one-time longtime good friend of his, through the 2016 marketing campaign.
Trump gave him different job choices, however he turned them down, Christie additionally claimed. Trump later pardoned Charles Kushner.
Christie befriended Trump throughout his time because the US lawyer of New Jersey and was one of many earliest mainstream Republicans to again his 2016 presidential bid.
Now, Christie is working a Trump attack-dog marketing campaign, strenuously warning towards the previous president’s return to the White House.
In March, he vowed that he received’t help Trump in 2024.