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Feds Now Investigating Chris Christie's Possible Misuse of Sandy Relief Funds: VIDEO

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has some fresh issues to deal with this morning, CNN reports:

ChristieCNN has learned that federal officials are investigating whether Christie improperly used those relief funds to produce tourism ads that starred him and his family.

The news couldn't come at a worse time for the scandal-plagued Republican, who is facing two probes into whether his staff tied up traffic near the country's busiest bridge to punish a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse his successful re-election bid.

If the Sandy inquiry finds any wrongdoing, it could prove even more damaging to Christie's national ambitions. His performance during and after the superstorm has been widely praised and is a fundamental part of his straight-shooting political brand.

In the new probe, federal auditors will examine New Jersey's use of $25 million in Sandy relief funds for a marketing campaign to promote tourism at the Jersey Shore after Sandy decimated the state's coastline in late 2012, New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone told CNN

Meanwhile, on FOX News Sunday, Karl Rove told a panel that he believes the way Christie handled #BridgeGate gives the governor some "street cred" with Tea Party folks.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. We'll all see his political career end this week.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Jan 13, 2014 8:28:17 AM


  2. For the love of all that is good and sane, please refrain from posting any more pictures of Carl Rove.

    I inadvertently retched a few times.

    Posted by: johnny | Jan 13, 2014 8:59:16 AM


  3. Karl Rove is repulsive in every way. Let's hope this is the last nail in Christie's political coffin.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jan 13, 2014 9:02:26 AM


  4. What about the theory Rachel Maddow exposed that makes much more sense?!? Is nobody going to inestigate into that??

    Posted by: Adrian | Jan 13, 2014 9:50:07 AM


  5. I get the same vibe from Christie that Nixon gave off. The feeling that he was too good for the job, inadequately paid and a sense of imperial power. It doesn't take long for that to cause trouble. Good thing it happened before he got to Washington.

    Posted by: james st. james | Jan 13, 2014 10:06:04 AM


  6. Hillary Clinton must be smiling.

    Posted by: ppp | Jan 13, 2014 10:23:08 AM


  7. Chris Christie: "The Feds are harrassing me because I'm a strong, proud transsexual!"

    Posted by: Ft. Lee Traffic | Jan 13, 2014 10:34:22 AM


  8. Republican threesome: Karl Rove, Chris Christie, Aaron Schock.

    Posted by: Chubby Troll Chaser | Jan 13, 2014 10:49:40 AM


  9. Anyone ever notice how Karl Rove looks like a teletubby?

    Posted by: rroberts | Jan 13, 2014 11:22:06 AM


  10. Hey Chris -- good luck squelching those pesky scandals. When you're up to your a%% in alligators, remember that your objective was to drain the swamp.

    Posted by: rroberts | Jan 13, 2014 11:31:20 AM


  11. The investigation of the Sandy relief funds started last summer, but it wasn't going anywhere. The problem is that Congress appropriated funds that include both direct and indirect relief (and this is why this type of funding should not be done as emergency legislation). Whether you take money from one fund or another is largely a question of judgment not law. The real scandal is that funds for homeowners have been held up and in some cases have gone to more politically powerful communities at the expense of smaller towns. In NY, the funds are distributed by a state relief agency and follow a well defined process, but in NJ it's completely political and haphazard.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 13, 2014 1:39:42 PM


  12. I love the fact that every consecutive picture I see of Karl Rove shows him quickly sliding into to Jabba the Hut territory.

    After the 2012 elections debacle, where he was clearly not the political wizard he claimed to be, why in the sky dietys' name is this man still remotely relevant?

    As to Christy, Rachael Maddow's theory seems by far the most solid, yet NOBODY is following this line… is it because it was provided by a… WOMAN? Who happens to be… a lover of other women? I am totally mystified.

    In any event, Christy should go down like the piece of useless ballast he physically represents. OR, should be nominated so Hillary can take him down… in the name of Rachael Maddow (among others).

    Signed, a gay man who actually likes women (as long as they don't touch me or get in my bed).

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jan 13, 2014 4:59:09 PM


  13. Shame he got his stomach belted for nothing.

    I mean, he'll be healthier, but it won't win him the White House.

    Posted by: FFS | Jan 13, 2014 9:55:08 PM


  14. Has anyone from the Christie camp offered to take a lie detector test to disprove the mayor's accusations?

    Posted by: reggie777 | Jan 20, 2014 6:50:51 PM


  15. Really? Karl Rove? Does he have any clout anymore since his puppet left office?

    Posted by: Dan | Jan 20, 2014 9:18:52 PM


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