'The View' Host Sunny Hostin Confronts Chris Christie With Blunt Trump Question

Jan 31, 2019, 10:11
'The View' Host Sunny Hostin Confronts Chris Christie With Blunt Trump Question

Chris Christie said Tuesday he's often advised President Donald Trump to stay quiet about the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, but the president has ignored that.

In his memoir, for which Christie is in the mist of a book tour, he recounts how Jared Kushner badmouthed him to Trump in an April 2016 meeting while Christie was in the room. "You want to know why?' He said 'yes.' I said, 'because he's going to get you in trouble'".

Chris Christie (R) appeared on "The View" Wednesday to promote his new book, "Let Me Finish", but if he expected softball questions, that quickly vanished after co-host Sunny Hostin prodded him about his sometimes testy relationship with President Donald Trump.

Christie added that after Trump's attack he counterpunched "harder than I had ever gone after him" and said that eventually the candidate called him to apologize.

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He claims Kushner was still "seething" from events that took place more than a decade prior - when Christie, as a USA attorney, prosecuted Kushner's father, Charles, for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions, sending the elder Kushner to prison for 14 months. "I've always said I never wanted any members of my family working for me because if I had to fire them, I'd have to also sit with them at Thanksgiving and that's a really uncomfortable thing".

It the latest salvo in a feud between Christie, a longtime friend of Trump, and Kushner, Trump's son-in-law.

In his appearance on PBS" "Firing Line, ' Christie was asked if he could separate it if his father was put in jail from the prosecutor who put him there.

Trump allegedly argued, saying that Christie was doing his job: "He was doing what he was supposed to be doing, your father pled guilty".

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Charles Kushner, a multimillionaire real estate developer, pleaded guilty in 2004 to 18 counts of tax evasion, witness tampering and making illegal campaign contributions. That tape was then sent to Schulder's wife, who was Charles' sister Esther. Jared Kushner, right, in 2017.

Tell us what you think! If you're convicting murderers, it's one thing. "The president blew it", Christie replied.

Stemming from his plea deal, the elder Kushner served 14 months of a two-year sentence in federal prison and was disbarred in New Jersey.

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