The Justice Department investigates whether Chris Christie and Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz were paid with laundered money by fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low, the Wall Street Journal reports. No wonder Donald Trump has been railing against Attorney General Jeff Sessions for doing his job.
Low “has been described in U.S. court filings as playing a central role in the alleged embezzlement of $4.5 billion from a Malaysian fund called 1Malaysia Development Bhd,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
The team of lawyers and consultants working for Mr. Low includes Mr. Christie, who briefly headed Mr. Trump’s presidential transition team; Mr. Trump’s longtime lawyer Marc Kasowitz ; Bobby Burchfield, a lawyer who has served as the Trump Organization’s outside ethics adviser; and Ed Rogers, a Washington lobbyist with close ties to the Republican Party.
Mr. Christie is representing Mr. Low in the asset-forfeiture cases in California, a spokesman for the former governor said. “There has been no communication by Governor Christie with any other area of government on Mr. Low’s behalf,” the spokesman said, adding there has been “no inquiry made to him by the Department of Justice with regard to any other investigation regarding funding or otherwise.”
A spokesman for Kasowitz Benson Torres, Mr. Kasowitz’s New York law firm, confirmed the firm represents Mr. Low in Justice Department matters. “Here, as with all of our clients, our job as attorneys is to represent and vindicate our clients’ interests; and here, as with all of our non-pro-bono clients, we are paid for the legal services we provide,” the spokesman said in a statement. Source: WSJ
Remember when Trump was leading “lock her up” chants aimed at Hillary Clinton? Seems to me like the list just keeps getting longer and longer with the people in his orbit who find themselves under investigation for a plethora of criminal offenses.
Christie was mercilessly mocked on Twitter after photos surfaced of he and his family at a New Jersey beach though there was a state government shutdown. He was seen looking up in the sky at a news chopper taking his picture.
Of course, Twitter reacts as you would expect:
Malaysian fugitive Jho Low, who helped steal $4.5 billion is represented by Chris Christie, Marc Kasowitz and Bobby Burchfield, “Trump Organization’s outside ethics adviser” #smh https://t.co/m7PH9bYR4u
— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) August 29, 2018
"Chris Christie" Not another bridge!! pic.twitter.com/j8L4XfevCI
— Stilgar (@Stilgar3) August 29, 2018
Partial list of prominent '16 RNC-ers who chanted "Lock Her Up" who now are/may soon be locked up (or pardoned):
Donald Trump Jr.
— lancegould (@lancegould) August 29, 2018
Chris Christie: Mary Pat, would you please rub some more embezzled money from a fugitive Malaysian financier on my back. I don't want to get too burned. pic.twitter.com/Sw5hvjYt20
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) August 29, 2018
Chris Christie is at The White House.
— Cameron Grant (@coolghost101) August 29, 2018
DOJ Probes whether Chris Christie, Trump Lawyer were Paid with Laundered Money by Fugitive Malaysian Financier
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