Chris Christie has a new tell-all book titled, “Let Me Finish.” It details Christie’s time working for President Trump’s campaign. Here’s a brief description:
After dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Chris Christie stunned the political world by becoming the first major official to endorse Donald Trump. A friend of Trump’s for fifteen years, the two-term New Jersey governor understood the future president as well as anyone in the political arena–and Christie quickly became one of Trump’s most trusted advisers. Tapped with running Trump’s transition team, Christie was nearly named his running mate. But within days of Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, Christie was in for his own surprise: he was being booted out.
In Let Me Finish, Christie sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-fighting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail and inside Trump Tower. Christie takes readers inside the ego-driven battles for Trump’s attention among figures like Steve Bannon, Corey Lewandowksi, Reince Priebus, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, and Paul Manafort. He shows how the literal trashing of Christie’s transition plan put the new administration in the hands of self-serving amateurs, all but guaranteeing the Trump presidency’s shaky start. Christie also addresses hot-button issues from his own years in power, including what really went down during Bridgegate. And, for the first time, Christie tells the full story of the Kushner saga: how, as a federal prosecutor, Christie put Jared Kushner’s powerful father behind bars–a fact Trump’s son-in-law makes Christie pay for later.
Packed with news-making revelations and told with the kind of bluntness few politicians can match, Christie’s memoir is an essential guide to understanding the Trump presidency.
Oooooh. It sounds like a juicy pile of gossip.
There’s one aspect of his book in particular that’s making headlines: He slams Jared Kushner and accuses him of conducting a “political hit job.”
When Bannon canned him at Trump Tower not long after the 2016 election, Christie demanded to know who was behind it, threatening that he would publicly finger Bannon if he didn’t spill the beans.
Bannon blamed Kushner, saying he was still furious over Christie’s prosecution of Charles Kushner in 2005.
“The kid’s been taking an ax to your head with the boss ever since I got here,” Bannon told him, according to the book.
Charles Kushner pleaded guilty to 18 charges and served 14 months in a federal pen in Alabama.
He also hired a hooker to seduce his brother-in-law, recorded them doing the deed and sent a tape of the encounter to his sister — an effort to force his brother-in-law’s silence about Kushner’s crimes.
“Steve Bannon … made clear to me that one person and one person only was responsible for the faceless execution that Steve was now attempting to carry out. Jared Kushner, still apparently seething over events that had occurred a decade ago,” Christie wrote in the book, according to The Guardian.
According to Christie, Kushner was trying to sink him from the very beginning.
“He implied I had acted unethically and inappropriately but didn’t state one fact to back that up, “Christie wrote. “Just a lot of feelings — very raw feelings that had been simmering for a dozen years.”
I have no idea how much of Christie’s account is true, but I’ve NEVER liked Jared Kushner. I get serious weasel vibes from him.
⚡️ @ChrisChristie says in “Let Me Finish,” out Jan. 29, that “my friend Donald” has a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons — who were hustled into jobs they were never suited for” https://t.co/OVSupNsBcW
— Mike Allen (@mikeallen) January 16, 2019
Christie’s book is expected to drop at the end of the month– Jan. 29. Are you going to give it a go? I’ll be honest: I’m not a huge fan of Christie either, so I’m out. It’s just not worth my time.
h/t NY Post