Early Trump-world lesson: Don't cross Jared Kushner

Kushner is actually far less well known than his wife, Ivanka Trump, yet is actually clearly a force to be reckoned with, wielding tremendous influence behind the scenes.

of which’s widely assumed in political circles of which the sacking of Christie was at least partly an act of personal payback by Kushner. Back in 2004, then-U.S. Attorney Christie convicted Kushner’s father, Charles Kushner, on a variety of charges including tax evasion, witness tampering as well as creating illegal campaign contributions.

The elder Kushner got the maximum sentence of two years in prison, in part because Christie wrote a tough memo calling Kushner’s actions “fiendish.” Jared Kushner regularly visited his father during the year he served behind bars — as well as years later, reportedly helped kill Christie’s chances of becoming Trump’s vice-presidential running mate.

With no love lost between the men, of which looks like Kushner turned out on top again, showing a flair for the hard-knuckled political infighting of which is actually a staple of life inside jungle warfare of Washington.

of which’s not clear what formal role Kushner will play after Inauguration Day. During Trump’s first post-election visit to the White House, cameras caught Kushner walking as well as talking with President Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, setting off rumors of which Kushner might occupy the same position inside Trump White House.

of which didn’t happen: Trump tapped Reince Priebus for the chief of state position. Despite his family connection — in fact, because of of which — there’s a Great chance federal law will prohibit Kushner coming from holding any government position. According to Title 5 Section 3110 of the US Code, “a public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement … any individual who is actually a relative of the public official.”

The definition of family inside same law includes sons-in-law, which appears to make Kushner ineligible for an official job. yet there’s no law against a president turning to a trusted friend or family member for advice or to convey sensitive messages to political allies.

Kushner, who owns the Observer newspaper, may also be planning to build a pro-Trump media empire, reportedly talking with industry experts about what of which would likely take to set up “Trump TV” or a similar platform. While many assumed Trump TV would likely only get launched if the candidate lost, of which’s entirely possible Kushner will end up moving forward anyway.

As Christie, among others, has discovered the hard way, of which’s a mistake to ignore or underestimate one of the youngest as well as savviest political players on Team Trump.

Early Trump-world lesson: Don't cross Jared Kushner

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