Chris Christie is quietly reveling in Robert Mueller's scrutiny of Jared Kushner

The New Jersey governor previously helped put Kushner's father behind bars

By Chris Sosa

Published December 21, 2017 3:59AM (EST)


This article originally appeared on AlterNet.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie used an MSNBC appearance to cast suspicion on Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and husband to Ivanka Trump.

Christie said Kushner "deserves scrutiny" by special counsel Robert Mueller because "he was involved in the transition and involved in meetings that call into question his role."

The governor explained that, if Kushner is innocent, the investigation would clear him. But he added, "And if he’s not, that will come out too."

“Whether he deserves it or not, he’s getting it,” Christie said of the increased scrutiny toward Kushner, “[T]he facts will determine that ultimately."

Christie also stifled GOP talking points that insinuate Mueller is part of an anti-Trump conspiracy, saying, "[Mueller's] an honest guy. I believe he will do an honest, fair investigation."

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