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Port Authority Official: 'Evidence Exists' That Shows Chris Christie Knew About Bridge Closings

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"Evidence exists" that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was not, despite his claims otherwise, oblivious to the retaliatory lane closures on the George Washington bridge last summer that have now become known as "BridgeGate", former Port Authority official David Wildstein claims in a letter released today by his lawyer.

The NYT reports:

In a letter released by his lawyer, the former 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.

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  1. I think Christie is a jerk and hope he is indicted just so a public trial can occur... whether or not he is found guilty.

    That said, Christie said he knew about the lane closures after they were closed. He just didn't know about it before hand. Big difference.

    Posted by: Steve Talbert | Jan 31, 2014 6:44:01 PM


  2. Surprise, surprise, surprise . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 31, 2014 6:54:34 PM


  3. Duh ?????

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 31, 2014 6:56:44 PM


  4. "Define sex", "I can't hear you", "I am not a crook".....and I agree with @Steve Talbert. A public trial will put it on the books and stamp it on everyone's mind. The taint will stay with the pig forever.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 31, 2014 7:06:40 PM


  5. The letter from Wildstein indicates that Christie knew about the lane closures AS they occurred, not AFTER the fact.

    It seems this scandal and Christie's other scandal, Sandygate (the withholding of Hurricane Sandy relief funds), keep rotating in prominence in the news. One of these scandals or both could ultimately cause him to resign. And I personally think he's damaged for good as a presidential contender. Only time will tell.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jan 31, 2014 7:09:14 PM


  6. also his campaign manager just pled the 5th via his attorney

    Christie will have to resign now or get impeached

    Posted by: Moz's | Jan 31, 2014 7:14:59 PM


  7. Impeached? Resign? Are you sure you're remembering that this is New Jersey?

    Sure, I'm kidding... but am I?

    Posted by: Elsewhere1010 | Jan 31, 2014 7:25:52 PM


  8. I want a public trial on TV with Judge Judy.

    Posted by: Steve Talbert | Jan 31, 2014 7:55:49 PM


  9. If the allegations are proven true, well then, he's done (on both sides)! Delightful uglification for the GOP! Hope they put him in jail.

    Posted by: Geoff | Jan 31, 2014 8:43:52 PM


  10. Quelle Suprise!!!!

    Posted by: Cory | Jan 31, 2014 8:46:42 PM


  11. I smell a Big Fat Guilty!

    Posted by: XXXXL | Jan 31, 2014 10:21:50 PM


  12. There were other reasons that I didn't want him as a Vice Presidential running mate, but mainly because of his many documented vices.

    Posted by: Mitt | Jan 31, 2014 10:23:45 PM


  13. Stick an apple in his mouth and roast him on a spit.

    The Romney campaign dug up enough Oppo on him to scuttle any hope that he would ever President. This is just Christmas coming early.

    Shame he went and got his stomach garrotted for nothing.

    Posted by: FFS | Feb 1, 2014 12:41:04 AM


  14. Ask any Republican what they think of all this and their response will be, "Impeach Obama." LOL

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Feb 1, 2014 2:13:36 AM


  15. This is only the tip of the iceberg people, grab the popcorn and sit back!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Feb 1, 2014 2:15:12 AM


  16. I think Christie is a jerk and hope he is indicted just so a public trial can occur... whether or not he is found guilty.

    That said, Christie said he knew about the lane closures after they were closed. He just didn't know about it before hand. Big difference....

    Posted by: andy | Feb 1, 2014 4:27:13 AM


  17. Somewhere behind I can see Hillary smiling... This will ruin CC's run for the nomination.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Feb 1, 2014 4:34:54 AM


  18. ""Somewhere behind I can see Hillary smiling.""

    Why? He would have been her E-Z pass win. Conservatives can't stand him and would have stayed home in droves. I know.

    Posted by: MIke | Feb 1, 2014 5:18:48 AM


  19. You can't really believe the millions of Conservatives who stayed home for Romney were going to show up for another east coast pretend Conservative who hugged Obama and is a gun grabber and global warming alarmist? Oh don't believe he "was the best bet to beat Hillary". You can't be serious, of course the media would say that, sillys.

    Posted by: MIke | Feb 1, 2014 5:27:16 AM


  20. The person who should be laughing is BARBARA BUONO, and she should go after those DEMOCRATS who abandoned her in her run for governor so they could hitch their wagon to this fat fool. After all isn't what this is about? One of the handful of elected Democrats who refused to back Christie was retaliated against. What about those who bowed down?

    Posted by: MIke | Feb 1, 2014 5:32:38 AM


  21. For Republicans, he's not conservative enough because he dropped the appeal of same-sex marriage, effectively legalizing it in N.J. effective almost immediately. The anti-tax, anti-spending Tea Party Republicans would rather waste $2 million on the appeal (as they're doing in Utah).

    Posted by: Gay Guy | Feb 1, 2014 6:16:02 AM


  22. sorry but according to wilstein christie knew during the close downs . the picture with him with his deputy chief of staff while she texted about the shut down and he wasn't curious why all the texts . next on the plate will be the problem in hoboken and after that the investigation into the sheriffs office in hunter don county . the hits just keep on coming

    Posted by: walter | Feb 1, 2014 2:48:02 PM


  23. Show us the evidence.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 1, 2014 6:43:59 PM


  24. @Mike: Name so much as one other Republican pol with their eye on the oval in 2016 that has even a snowball's chance in Hell of winning the General Election.

    Posted by: FFS | Feb 2, 2014 1:16:07 AM


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