Rachel Maddow just broke a story that reads like a modern-day soap opera. It has all the elements: sex, betrayal, more sex, a torrid love affair, long awaited vengeance, and a rather portly former prosecutor turned governor that just had it coming.
Rachel Maddow Exposes Revenge Over a Decade in the Making
It all began in 2004 when Democratic Governor of New Jersey, James McGreevey resigned. If you don’t recall, the Governor stepped down over an affair he had that violated the sanctity of his marriage.
“My truth is that I am a gay American,” McGreevey said.
“Shamefully, I engaged in adult consensual affairs with another man, which violates my bonds of matrimony,” the married father of two stated. “It was wrong, it was foolish, it was inexcusable.”
However just one week before this happened, one of McGreevey’s top donors was arrested for attempting to silence witnesses in an investigation of possible illegal campaign contributions.
According to the New York Times report:
In a criminal complaint that reads like a plot line from an Elmore Leonard novel, Charles Kushner, a New Jersey landowner and businessman with close ties to many religious and political figures, was charged with hiring prostitutes to entice his brother-in-law and his accountant into sexually compromising situations.
Charles Kushner was ultimately convicted for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, as well as witness tampering.
Prosecutors threw the book at Kushner as well as publicly embarrassed him before sending him to prison.
The prosecutor that decided to not only imprison Kushner but publicly humiliate him was none other than Chris Christie.
Here is where it gets really interesting
Fast forward a few years and Kushner’s son gets married to a prominent figure’s daughter. That young lady’s name is Ivanka and her father is now the President-elect of the United States.
Jared Kushner, the son of Charles Kushner, is now in charge of Trump’s transition team. Which is kind of funny since Chris Christie was supposed to have that position before he was demoted.
Watch Rachel go into greater detail of this tale of a stalinesque purge, money, sex, and sweet revenge below.