Christie Fried As Appointee Turns Against Him On Bridge Closure Scandal

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    Feb 01, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
    The very same Port Authority appointee who took the Fifth Amendment innumerable times before the New Jersey legislature is now singing. Wasn't it just a matter of time?

    David Wildstein is now saying Governor Christie DID know about the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as they were happening. After Christie did a 2-hour news conference where he played the TV character Sergeant Shultz: "I know nothing!"

    And Wildstein is apparently the guy who made the closures happen, on orders from the Governors's office.

    "...a lawyer for David Wildstein — the Port Authority official who actually ordered the event — says there is evidence "tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference."

    UH-OH!

    http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/31/22525227-christie-ex-official-clash-over-when-governor-learned-of-bridge-lane-closings?lite
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    Feb 01, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    From another news source:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/christie-ally-alleges-governor-knew-lane-closures/story?id=22321159
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    Feb 01, 2014 12:51 AM GMT
    Donald Trump says it straight:
    " He's 'one email away from a disaster' "

    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/trump_on_chris_christie_scandals_hes_one_email_away_from_disaster.html

    There's plenty of Republicans cutting Christie loose.
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    Feb 01, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    Staffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.
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    Feb 01, 2014 1:03 AM GMT
    More Republicans coming out against Christie:

    "Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer on Friday said the new allegations against Gov. Chris Christie are “kind of nasty” and have ruined the governor’s big Super Bowl weekend.
    “This is kind of nasty, and it’s got potential, “ Krauthammer said on Fox News. “Christie has lived for almost a month one email away from utter ruin."


    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/charles-krauthammer-chris-christie-new-jersey-102975.html#ixzz2s1moZIEf
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    Feb 01, 2014 1:06 AM GMT
    From the letter written by Wildstein's attorney to the General Counsel of the Port Authority, released today:

    Subsequent to Mr. Wildstein testifying, there have been reports that certain Commissioners of the Port Authority have been connected directly or indirectly to land deals involving the Port Authority, that Port Authority funds were allocated to projects connected to persons who supported the administration of Governor Chris Christie or whose political support he sought, with some of the projects having no relationship to the business of the Port Authority, and that Port Authority funds were held back from those who refused to support the Governor.

    It has also come to light that a person within the Christie administration communicated the Christie administration's order that certain lanes on the George Washington Bridge were to be closed, and evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference he gave immediately before Mr. Wildstein was scheduled to appear before the Transportation Committee.


    UH-OH!!!

    These aren't "Liberal" charges, but charges by the personal counsel of Governor Christie's own Republican appointee to the Port Authority. Not looking good for the Big Man.

    The purpose of this letter was to challenge the Port Authority's refusal to cover Wildstein's legal expenses. In effect, it's saying the Port Authority was deeply involved in these schemes ordered by the NJ Governor's office, and better cover the costs of Wildstein having followed those orders.
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    Feb 01, 2014 12:21 PM GMT
    Everyone (including Christie, it seems) knows there is nothing like sitting in traffic to get motorists' backs up. I don't think voters will forget this in a hurry.

    Christie knew of traffic lane closures as they happened, former official says
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/31/christie-traffic-lane-closures-wildstein-new-jersey
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    Feb 01, 2014 3:57 PM GMT
    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.
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    Feb 01, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Strange that you're so interested in the Governor of the state of New Jersey in the United States when you are a Brit that lives in the UK. Weird obsession.

    And yet you have nothing but warm wishes and praise for the Ridiot, also not American.
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    Feb 01, 2014 5:33 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    southbeach1500 said
    Strange that you're so interested in the Governor of the state of New Jersey in the United States when you are a Brit that lives in the UK. Weird obsession.

    And yet you have nothing but warm wishes and praise for the Ridiot, also not American.


    If it bothers SB so much (it does seem to be his own little obsession), he can always put me on 'ignore', like I've done with him.
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    Feb 01, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
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    Aristoshark said
    southbeach1500 said
    Strange that you're so interested in the Governor of the state of New Jersey in the United States when you are a Brit that lives in the UK. Weird obsession.

    And yet you have nothing but warm wishes and praise for the Ridiot, also not American.

    If it bothers SB so much (it does seem to be his own little obsession), he can always put me on 'ignore', like I've done with him.

    Don't neglect to put all his socks on Ignore, too. The ones that quickly chime in to back him up.
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    Don't neglect to put all his socks on Ignore, too. The ones that quickly chime in to back him up.


    Dont worry, I do. They tend to follow the same well worn pattern: A series of banal post, to establish the sock's 'identity', followed by the usual conservabullshit.
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    ART_DECO said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    Aristoshark said
    southbeach1500 said
    Strange that you're so interested in the Governor of the state of New Jersey in the United States when you are a Brit that lives in the UK. Weird obsession.

    And yet you have nothing but warm wishes and praise for the Ridiot, also not American.

    If it bothers SB so much (it does seem to be his own little obsession), he can always put me on 'ignore', like I've done with him.

    Don't neglect to put all his socks on Ignore, too. The ones that quickly chime in to back him up.


    So you can keep hurling insults and personal attacks at us, but are far far from man enough to take the backlash. Pussy!
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    Feb 01, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
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    So you can keep hurling insults and personal attacks at us, but are far far from man enough to take the backlash. Pussy!


    Pot, kettle, black, FIF. I seem to recall you put me on ignore for a couple of years.

    Blocking the resident fuckwits was the best thing I ever did. I haven't blocked you or Jockfever though, as I think you're both good entertainment value.
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    Feb 01, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
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    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.


    Christie and nocturnal orgasm do not belong in the same sentence. I have no expectations, but I do know that Christie's credibility is damaged.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:03 PM GMT
    blkapollo said
    freedomisntfree said
    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.


    Christie and nocturnal orgasm does not belong in the same sentence. I have no expectations, but I do know that Christie's credibility is damaged.
    With Christie facing increasingly serious allegations about this "bridge scandal" probably it is time to look at the current Governor of Michigan as a potential Presidential candidate in 2016, that is if he can successfully survive this years reelection campaign.
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    blkapollo said
    freedomisntfree said
    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.


    Christie and nocturnal orgasm does not belong in the same sentence. I have no expectations, but I do know that Christie's credibility is damaged.
    With Christie facing increasingly serious allegations about this "bridge scandal" probably it is time to look at the current Governor of Michigan as a potential Presidential candidate in 2016, that is if he can successfully survive this years reelection campaign.


    We have a strong bench of republican governors with which to choose.

    And in any event, from either party, I strongly prefer a governor as president because of the administrative experience, which frankly the current president has never had and it shows.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:11 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    blkapollo said
    freedomisntfree said
    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.


    Christie and nocturnal orgasm does not belong in the same sentence. I have no expectations, but I do know that Christie's credibility is damaged.
    With Christie facing increasingly serious allegations about this "bridge scandal" probably it is time to look at the current Governor of Michigan as a potential Presidential candidate in 2016, that is if he can successfully survive this years reelection campaign.


    We have a strong bench of republican governors with which to choose.

    And in any event, from either party, I strongly prefer a governor as president because of the administrative experience, which frankly the current president has never had and it shows.
    I like Michigan's governor. He is a good, fiscal conservative who has taken the bull by the horns and forced cities like Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw to get their financial houses in proper working order. That is precisely the type of leader we need in the White House.
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    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    blkapollo said
    freedomisntfree said
    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.


    Christie and nocturnal orgasm does not belong in the same sentence. I have no expectations, but I do know that Christie's credibility is damaged.
    With Christie facing increasingly serious allegations about this "bridge scandal" probably it is time to look at the current Governor of Michigan as a potential Presidential candidate in 2016, that is if he can successfully survive this years reelection campaign.


    We have a strong bench of republican governors with which to choose.

    And in any event, from either party, I strongly prefer a governor as president because of the administrative experience, which frankly the current president has never had and it shows.
    I like Michigan's governor. He is a good, fiscal conservative who has taken the bull by the horns and forced cities like Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw to get their financial houses in proper working order. That is precisely the type of leader we need in the White House.


    I would be fine with Rick Snyder. In fact if Jeb runs I'd like to see him team up with Snyder.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:17 PM GMT
    Rick Snyder is no moderate. And his re-election is far from assured.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:19 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    blkapollo said
    freedomisntfree said
    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.


    Christie and nocturnal orgasm does not belong in the same sentence. I have no expectations, but I do know that Christie's credibility is damaged.
    With Christie facing increasingly serious allegations about this "bridge scandal" probably it is time to look at the current Governor of Michigan as a potential Presidential candidate in 2016, that is if he can successfully survive this years reelection campaign.


    We have a strong bench of republican governors with which to choose.

    And in any event, from either party, I strongly prefer a governor as president because of the administrative experience, which frankly the current president has never had and it shows.
    I like Michigan's governor. He is a good, fiscal conservative who has taken the bull by the horns and forced cities like Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw to get their financial houses in proper working order. That is precisely the type of leader we need in the White House.


    I would be fine with Rick Snyder. In fact if Jeb runs I'd like to see him team up with Snyder.
    Preferably I would like Jon Huntsman of Utah to be Rick Snyder's running mate that is if the Michigan governor is interested in running for president. Both are good fiscal conservatives which is something the US Government is in very desperate need of these days. However, we first have to see how Snyder survives this years reelection as Governor of Michigan. We all know the public employee union goons are doing everything possible to vote him out.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    Rick Snyder's too right-to-work to really have a chance, right-to-work would tank him in Ohio and even his own home state. Plus, rape insurance will be a big problem for him this year, as it will bring out liberal voters who would otherwise stay home.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:23 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    blkapollo said
    freedomisntfree said
    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.


    Christie and nocturnal orgasm does not belong in the same sentence. I have no expectations, but I do know that Christie's credibility is damaged.
    With Christie facing increasingly serious allegations about this "bridge scandal" probably it is time to look at the current Governor of Michigan as a potential Presidential candidate in 2016, that is if he can successfully survive this years reelection campaign.


    We have a strong bench of republican governors with which to choose.

    And in any event, from either party, I strongly prefer a governor as president because of the administrative experience, which frankly the current president has never had and it shows.
    I like Michigan's governor. He is a good, fiscal conservative who has taken the bull by the horns and forced cities like Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw to get their financial houses in proper working order. That is precisely the type of leader we need in the White House.


    I would be fine with Rick Snyder. In fact if Jeb runs I'd like to see him team up with Snyder.
    Preferably I would like Jon Huntsman of Utah to be Rick Snyder's running mate that is if the Michigan governor is interested in running for president. Both are good fiscal conservatives which is something the US Government is in very desperate need of these days. However, we first have to see how Snyder survives this years reelection as Governor of Michigan. We all know the public employee union goons are doing everything possible to vote him out.


    Signing the 'right to work' legislation, which I think is the best thing he could do, might prove to be his undoing. I think it's 50 - 50 at best that he can be reelected ... probably less because of Bob King and his goons.
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    Feb 01, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    blkapollo said
    freedomisntfree said
    blkapollo saidStaffers don't like to be thrown under the bus for doing what the higher up order, especially when the higher up is a childhood friend. Couple that with the fact that a possible deal could be cut for a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony, and you've got trouble for Christie. A governor is a better catch than a staffer, so if Wildenstein has proof, a prosecutor will cut him a deal, because prosecutors always want the top of the top, and Governor is the top of the top.


    Every incentive in the world for the staffer to try to hang it around the neck of the supervisor, which in this case is the governor.

    I find it hard to believe that Christie didn't know. This is also pretty typical of New Jersey style politics, but before you stain your PJs with nocturnal orgasms, remember that Christie is innocent until proven otherwise. This American legal concept applies to Republicans too.


    Christie and nocturnal orgasm does not belong in the same sentence. I have no expectations, but I do know that Christie's credibility is damaged.
    With Christie facing increasingly serious allegations about this "bridge scandal" probably it is time to look at the current Governor of Michigan as a potential Presidential candidate in 2016, that is if he can successfully survive this years reelection campaign.


    We have a strong bench of republican governors with which to choose.

    And in any event, from either party, I strongly prefer a governor as president because of the administrative experience, which frankly the current president has never had and it shows.
    I like Michigan's governor. He is a good, fiscal conservative who has taken the bull by the horns and forced cities like Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw to get their financial houses in proper working order. That is precisely the type of leader we need in the White House.


    I would be fine with Rick Snyder. In fact if Jeb runs I'd like to see him team up with Snyder.
    Preferably I would like Jon Huntsman of Utah to be Rick Snyder's running mate that is if the Michigan governor is interested in running for president. Both are good fiscal conservatives which is something the US Government is in very desperate need of these days. However, we first have to see how Snyder survives this years reelection as Governor of Michigan. We all know the public employee union goons are doing everything possible to vote him out.


    Signing the 'right to work' legislation, which I think is the best thing he could do, might prove to be his undoing. I think it's 50 - 50 at best that he can be reelected ... probably less because of Bob King and his goons.
    Along with all the corrupt urban dumbocrats who ran cities like Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw into fiscal insolvency.
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    We all know the public employee union goons are doing everything possible to vote him out.

    Ah, yes, the threat of the working class goons. How dare they organize for decent wages, hours & benefits! The goons, the thugs, the socialists, the commies!

    If you are not a 1-percenter then you should know your subservient position, and keep your head down and your mouth shut. Be grateful you have any job you can get, and take whatever scraps given to you without complaint. "Please, sir, I want some more" is not a subversive concept we will allow in OUR United States, nor in Michigan, no by God.