President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly asked New Jersey Governor and former U.S. attorney Chris Christie for legal advice concerning the president.
Vanity Fair is reporting, based on two inside sources, that Christie has told others about his conversation with Kushner which is said to have involved talk about potentially hiring a lawyer for Trump in the wake of a special counsel investigation.
The media outlet goes on to state that “in private, according to one person who said Christie recounted his conversation with Kushner, Christie is said to have cautioned that the president ‘better lawyer up and keep his mouth shut’…”
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However, officials on both sides have reportedly denied that the two men talked about legal representation for the president during a call which they admit happened, notes Vanity Fair.
Nevertheless, it appears that Trump may already be in the process of hiring an outside legal team, with the Washington Post reporting Monday that several high-profile lawyers have been approached to help the president navigate the multiple probes into his associates’ alleged ties with Russia.
In fact, unnamed sources are also said to have told the publication that Trump himself has been a part of the selection process.
Aside from the content of their conversation, the call between Kushner and Christie may be notable because it has been widely reported that the president’s son-in-law had the governor pushed out of Trump’s transition team because Christie helped prosecute a case against Kushner’s father more than a decade ago.
However, the two appear to have since made amends, with Christie placed in charge of an opioid task force which “falls under the authority of Jared Kushner,” notes Salon.