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Pardon Brings Fresh Attention to Lurid Kushner Case

Charles Kushner hired a prostitute in a sting against his own brother-in-law

(Newser) - On the one hand, President Trump's latest batch of pardons was excellent news for the Kushner family. On the other hand, it has brought renewed attention to why Charles Kushner—the father of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner—needed a pardon in the first place. It's not a pretty...

Christie: I Might Challenge Trump in '24

'I would not rule it out'

(Newser) - In President Trump's view, the 2020 election is still not settled. And yet, headlines about a potential 2024 contest already are surfacing. In a Monday interview with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Chris Christie said he's considering a run in the next presidential election—even if...

Chris Christie Has a Message for Anti-Maskers

Don't be on the wrong side of history, he urges in new ad

(Newser) - "This message isn't for everyone. It's for all those people who refuse to wear a mask." So says Chris Christie in a new national ad in which he says such people risk ending up on "the wrong side of history." Christie once again acknowledges...

Chris Christie: It's Become a 'National Embarrassment'

And other quotes around the Sunday talk show dial

(Newser) - Chris Christie didn't hold back Sunday in his assessment of President Trump's campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 election, Politico reports. "If you've got the evidence of fraud, present it," the former New Jersey governor said on This Week. "Quite frankly, the...

Trump Sons Demand Republicans Step Up

Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz among those defending president's claims

(Newser) - On Thursday, President Trump's eldest sons complained that too few Republicans were backing their father and his claims of a stolen election. "The total lack of action from virtually all of the '2024 GOP hopefuls' is pretty amazing," tweeted Donald Trump Jr., per the Hill . "...

Chris Christie Speaks Out on His 'Serious Failure'

Former NJ governor regrets not wearing a mask at Rose Garden event, implores others to

(Newser) - Chris Christie is pushing for people to wear face masks, and he has good reason to push for them: He caught COVID-19 himself after attending the Rose Garden event last month for Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, and now he's regretting how lax he was about safety protocols. "...

Chris Christie: 'Wear a Mask'

Former New Jersey governor talks about what he learned from COVID-19

(Newser) - Chris Christie isn't hedging: He tells the New York Times outright that he should have worn a mask at the White House, where he is believed to have contracted COVID-19. He says the same in a statement: "I believed, when I entered the White House grounds, that I...

Chris Christie Gives the Latest on His Health

The former New Jersey governor is out of the hospital

(Newser) - Good news for Chris Christie: The hospital is behind him. The former New Jersey governor tweeted Saturday morning that he's no longer being treated for the coronavirus at Morristown Medical Center, CNN reports. "I want to thank the extraordinary doctors & nurses who cared for me for the...

An Update on Chris Christie

He remains in hospital but is not on a ventilator, sources say

(Newser) - Chris Christie remains hospitalized with coronavirus for a sixth day, meaning he's now beyond the average COVID-19 hospitalization period. An analysis published in BMC Medicine last month found coronavirus patients outside of China were hospitalized for an average of five days. There's been little word on how he'...

Doctor Indicates Trump Had COVID-19 Much Earlier

Conley's portrayal of Trump's health differs from that of inside sources

(Newser) - President Trump's doctor said Saturday that he's fever-free, not on oxygen, and doing "very well" at a military hospital where he's being treated for COVID-19, the AP reports. Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley added that Trump's symptoms, like nasal congestion and a cough, "are...

In Big 'Blow,' Outbreak Tied to White House Continues

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien is positive, as are 3 White House reporters

(Newser) - On Friday afternoon, Trump campaign chief Bill Stepien put out a statement announcing, in response to the president being diagnosed with COVID-19, any near-future campaign events that would have involved Trump or members of the first family have been moved online, per Politico . Now, Stepien has his own announcement: He...

One Phrase From Trump Is Picked Apart

He told Proud Boys to 'stand by'—a dangerous move, some argue

(Newser) - Members of the far-right group Proud Boys celebrated its mention by President Trump during the first presidential debate on Tuesday, seeing it as an implicit endorsement and boasting of a jump in recruits, per the New York Times , which perused private social-media channels. Members of the "western chauvinist" group...

Supreme Court Tosses 'Bridgegate' Convictions

Traffic jam concocted as political revenge in New Jersey wasn't a federal crime, say justices

(Newser) - Remember " Bridgegate "? That was the New Jersey scandal back in 2013 in which allies of Gov. Chris Christie created an epic traffic jam as political revenge. It's back in the news Thursday because the Supreme Court unanimously tossed the convictions of two Christie aides behind the...

Chris Christie: We Must Accept Deaths to Save America

And in California, a local official is ousted over post about need to cull the herd

(Newser) - Two public figures—one on the national level, the other local—are in the news for their blunt talk about the need to accept more deaths in the pandemic:
  • Chris Christie: In an interview with Dana Bash of CNN , the former New Jersey governor said "we're going to

He Recalled His Winter With No Heat. Out Came His Wallet

Florida businessman ponies up $4.6K to pay off utility bills for 36 families

(Newser) - When Michael Esmond saw the Dec. 26 due date on his utility bill, he had a flashback to 1983. "My gas was shut off, and we had no heating for the whole winter," one of the coldest ever in Florida, the 73-year-old father of three tells CNN . Indeed,...

Chris Christie Sticks It to Jared Kushner and His Dad

He says Charles Kushner committed a 'loathsome' crime

(Newser) - Chris Christie's memoir Let Me Finish was released this week, but news broke two weeks ago that it contained a big accusation against Jared Kushner: that Kushner got him fired as the chair of President Trump's transition team in retribution for the events of 2005, in which then-federal-prosecutor...

Christie: Kushner Got Rid of Me in Political 'Hit Job'

Ex-governor says Trump son-in-law wanted revenge for old prosecution of father

(Newser) - Another book is coming out on Team Trump, this one from none other than Chris Christie. The Guardian has an early copy of Let Me Finish, and it highlights a part in which the former New Jersey governor accuses Jared Kushner of getting him fired from the White House as...

Christie Takes His Hat Out of the Ring

The former New Jersey governor made the announcement after meeting with Trump

(Newser) - Thanks, but no thanks. That’s Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s take on being considered as President Trump’s next chief of staff to replace the outgoing John Kelly . “It’s an honor,” Christie said in a statement, per Politico . “However, I've told the...

Our Next AG: Chris Christie?

He's being considered, sources say

(Newser) - With Jeff Sessions out as attorney general, the talk has commenced on who President Trump will nominate to replace him. Two sources tell CBS News Chris Christie is being considered, but a decision isn't expected soon. Others who are reportedly being considered: Rudy Giuliani, outgoing Florida Attorney General Pam...

Price of Chris Christie Portrait Raises Eyebrows

$85K price tag is more than paid by NJ's 3 previous governors combined

(Newser) - Chris Christie has found a new way to ruffle taxpayers' feathers despite having left office earlier this year as the least popular governor in New Jersey history. Christie has commissioned award-winning Australian artist Paul Newton to paint his official portrait at a cost of $85,000, the Bergen Record reports....

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