Chris Christie Is Quietly Reveling in Robert Mueller's Scrutiny of Jared Kushner

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