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Chris Christie Calls Charles Kushner Case the Most Loathsome, Disgusting Case I Prosecuted

Chris Christie Calls Charles Kushner Case the Most Loathsome, Disgusting Case I Prosecuted

Donald Trump’s most recent round of pardons included one for Charles Kushner. Charles, father of Jared, had already served his time in the mid 2000’s, had been convicted of tax evasion and witness tampering.

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Interestingly, the prosecutor in the case was Chris Christie. Christie, of course, later became the governor of New Jersey and then an important surrogate for the Trump campaign. During a Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week, the Republican discussed the case.

“What it doesn’t overshadow is the extraordinary work that my office did 16 years ago, with assistant U.S. attorneys Ralph Marra and Scott Resnik, who were professional prosecutors who brought that case,” he told the panel.” He continued, “Remember, the case was not tried. He pled guilty. The responsibility I had at the time was to prosecute federal crimes without fear or favor.”

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Christie had been stronger in his words during a 2019 interview with PBS. At the time, he said, “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 than that? I mean, it’s one of the most loathsome, disgusting crimes that I prosecuted when I was U.S. attorney!”

 

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