Jared Kushner Thought Bridgegate Was ‘Badass’

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As Donald Trump’s son-in-law and New York Observer owner Jared Kushner prepares to take a position of power in the White House, the 35-year-old’s thoughts on issues such as an executive’s abuse of power to punish political enemies are suddenly relevant. Turns out, he thinks that’s “badass.”

At least, he thought Bridgegate was. In an article published Sunday, The Washington Post quotes an email Kushner sent David Wildstein, the mastermind of the plot, that says, “For what it’s worth, I thought the move you pulled was kind of badass.” Perhaps Wildstein will find himself a home in the Trump administration — just as soon as he’s out of federal prison.