For at least 10 years, Mr. Kerik had been seen as a fallen figure from a distant tough-guy era in New York, banished to the margins of power. But with the rise of Mr. Trump,
Mr. Kerik’s fortunes changed. His brand — brashly conservative,
critical of federal prosecutors and close with right-wing media —
precisely fit the jaw-jutting mold favored in the White House.
Publisher: NYTimes | Author: Michael Corkery