chris christie

The New York Times just reported this:

Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Ex-Port Authority Official Says

The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening, and that he had the evidence to prove it.

In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “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” three weeks ago.

“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter added.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/nyregion/christie-bridge.html?_r=1

To be as fair as possible, this still remains an allegation but to have the willingness of Wildstein to return the favor and throw Christie under the bus to save his own skin, it does look like Christie’s days are numbered. How many other termites might follow Wildstein out of the woodwork?

Meanwhile, there are so many other investigations growing into Christie’s corruption and those will only be energized as it becomes more apparent that Christie has been covering up his misdeeds.

When you consider the track record of New Jersey Governors, Christie wouldn’t exactly be setting a precedent if he is indeed found to have been deceiving the public and committing abuses of power. What does bring a feeling of schadenfreude is that Christie has clearly been behind a propaganda campaign to portray himself as bipartisan when he has in fact been bullying Democrats to give into supporting him. He cultivated this phony image of himself as “a good guy” who likes to reach across the aisle and work with both parties…when he was in fact the opposite, someone who extorted and blackmailed politicians to get what he wanted.

One can only imagine how destructive a Christie presidency could have been. And the key words are “could have been” because once the rats start turning on the biggest rat…that’s the end of the biggest rat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEiOjH0v0oM

39
Leave a Comment

Please Login to comment
7 Comment threads
32 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
13 Comment authors
NoManIsAnIslandfunksandsBeatlexpinkpantherozEXFANOFARIANA Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
pinkpantheroz
Member

I’ve just gotta put this in as Christies epitaph! From Rubber Soul – the Beatles:

Beatlex
Member
Beatlex

Or you could have posted “The Fool On The Hill” PPO

pinkpantheroz
Member

Too True, Beatlex!

Kalima
Admin

Early morning effort 😳 to the tune of “London Bridge is Falling Down”.

Let’s see how he tries to weasel himself out of this one. Will he call him a liar like that awful woman (what’shername) called the mayor of Hoboken last week? It’s fun watching Republicans devouring their own.

“Christie’s bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.

Christie’s bridge is falling down, bye bye White House”.

NoManIsAnIsland
Member
NoManIsAnIsland

Good one, Kalima!

PatsyT
Member

Ahh shucks, Christie went and got that tummy stapling all for nothing… maybe now he can get it reversed and go back to the ribs and donuts.

Carmen
Member
Carmen

Christie’s history

VegasBabe
Member

I once worked for a city’s Roads, Bridges & Construction department. If anyone knew what all had to be done inorder to close a bridge, AND most importantly, who all had to sign off on it for any length of time, you’d know and appreciate that there just isn’t any possibility that the governor was unaware. That not only makes him a participant in the decision making, but a liar on top of that. What else needs to be said?

escribacat
Member

Wow. I wonder if what’s her name who practically got dropped into the east river (asst chief of staff) will be coming out with the truth next. I hope this guy isn’t just blowing hot air and that he really does have a paper / email trail on this. But how could Christie possibly think he could get away with such a blatant denial?

NoManIsAnIsland
Member
NoManIsAnIsland

Escribacat, you referred to Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly.

And as a blustering bully, it’s likely Christie thought — and
may still think — he can get away with anything!

Nirek
Member

E-cat, prepare for a flood of paper and electronic evidence.
Don’t be like Georgia Governor and ignore this prediction.

JustaSlob
Member
JustaSlob

I honestly believe FunkSands was behind this treachery…..

Seriously though…. it was just a matter of time after the Feds got involved.

funksands
Member

Slob, if you didn’t know already “FunkSands” is simply the department name for a particularly nasty self-aware bot that tracks your movements on social media. Just a tip.