Kushner told Bridgegate ally scheme was ‘badass’
Jared Kushner sucked up to David Wildstein to compliment him on shutting down lanes on the George Washington Bridge.
In a Dec. 7, 2013 email obtained by the Washington Post, Jared Kushner expressed condolences to former Port Authority official David Wildstein, who had just resigned from his job as questions emerged about his role in orchestrating four days of gridlock on the George Washington Bridge.
“Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and wishing the best. For what it’s worth, I thought the move you pulled was kind of badass,” Kushner wrote Wildstein, according to the Post.
Wildstein ultimately accepted a plea deal with federal prosecutors over his role the lane closure scandal, which was intended to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for declining to endorse Christie’s re-election bid. Two other former allies of Christie were found guilty for their participation in the scheme.