Trump Son-in-Law Told Bridgegate Perpetrator He Thought It Was ‘Kind of Badass’
Donald Trump‘s son-in-law Jared Kushner once told one of the “Bridgegate” perpetrators that he thought the politically-motivated George Washington Bridge lane closure was “kind of badass.”
Former Chris Christie ally David Wildstein pleaded guilty in 2015 for his role in the scandal, in which top staffers were accused of shutting down the bridge lanes to punish a Democratic Fort Lee mayor for failing to endorse Christie. Wildstein has since turned state’s witness, providing key testimony that resulted in the conviction of two Christie aides in November.
The Washington Post reported Sunday that Kushner was evidently pleased with Wildstein, who once wrote for one of Kushner’s websites. After Wildstein resigned from the Port Authority in 2013, he shot him an email praising his actions.
“Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and wishing the best,” Kushner wrote. “For what it’s worth, I thought the move you pulled was kind of badass.”
A Kushner spokesperson confirmed to the Post that he did send the email. They explain that it was a “poorly worded way of Jared trying to cheer up an old friend.”
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