According to a source familiar with the transition, Rogers was told Monday on the phone that he was out. The source said this was part of an effort to replace the transition team members associated with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who previously headed up the transition team’s efforts until being replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Kushner has been rubbing allies the wrong way in his recent efforts to purge the transition team of Christie associates, sources say.
Kushner’s father was prosecuted by then-US Attorney Christie in 2004 for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions.
Rogers, who had been working on the transition team for months under Christie, was sidelined as the campaign and transitions merged into one presidential team, with members of Trump’s inner circle that were with him through the campaign taking more prominent roles in the transition, according to one source familiar with the transition activity.