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Justice Department Vendetta Against Republican Gov. Chris Christie?
CNS News ^ | 11/9/2010 | Pete Yost

Posted on 11/09/2010 9:18:27 AM PST by IbJensen

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Who the Hell is Holder or his Justice dept to criticize anyone? The corrupt 'Justice' Department needs Congressional investigation!

Two or more years after the fact when these receipts were submitted & accepted by the controlling authorities we now have Obama/Holder team trying to smear the Gov. of NJ. This is such petty politics, such Democrat hate inspired BS as to almost be funny.

Gov. Christie no longer works for the Federal Gov't, the Justice Dept & their IGs & Auditors failed to comment on, refuse to accept or in any other way try & recoup what are now being called inappropriate expense vouchering during his employment or at his cashiering out. Another example of some Democrat haters and some 20/20 hindsight being used to try & smear a political rival.

INVESTIGATE HOLDER! INVESTIGATE HIS CLEARLY CORRUPT STAFF AS WELL.

Holder clean up your own house!

1 posted on 11/09/2010 9:18:31 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Is this really a good week to be bringing this up with O reting the Taj Mahal?


2 posted on 11/09/2010 9:20:40 AM PST by smartymarty (When you know why you believe what you believe, leadership is inevitable.)
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To: IbJensen
Christie doesn't stay in a seedy Super-8 motel. CALL IN THE FBI!!!!!!

A couple of thugs stand in front of a polling location and threaten voters. No problem.

This is the Eric Holder Injustice Department.

3 posted on 11/09/2010 9:20:59 AM PST by Lazamataz (Pelosi: Like a rapist, PROUD of their handiwork.)
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To: IbJensen

It is pretty obvious Chicago thug politics and payback for Christie cancelling the tunnel project in NJ. You can also expect to see a ton more of this as Obama tries to secure his re-election. Prospective candidate after prosepective candidate will be under investigation from the Justass Department.

I take heart in the fact that Mr. Holder is going to need a cushion for the seat he will be occupying in front of Congress. I can’t wait to see his face when the reality sets in that he is the one under investigation.


4 posted on 11/09/2010 9:22:26 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: IbJensen

Pelosi


5 posted on 11/09/2010 9:23:00 AM PST by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: IbJensen

If Christie did wrong, he should be dealt with, but not by this corrupt justice department.


6 posted on 11/09/2010 9:23:00 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: IbJensen

With Moochelle and hubby spending billions on travel, Holder picks on Christi for this??? The Judicial Committee under Lamar Smith really needs to call him on the carpet for his partisan witch hunts and dereliction of duty based on his racism.

Of course, this is so blatant that no one will be fooled and Christi will beat the snot out of that dipwad, Holder, in the arena of public opinion.


7 posted on 11/09/2010 9:23:14 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: IbJensen
Obama's hotel room in India cost We The Taxpayer over $16,000 per night.
8 posted on 11/09/2010 9:24:42 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: MEGoody

This is just pay-back for his stellar attack on the SEIU teachers union.


9 posted on 11/09/2010 9:25:33 AM PST by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: IbJensen

Unfortunate for Christie, to be such a flawed individual who comes after a paragon of virtue like Corzine. Thank heaven we have the sterling Obama/Holder Justice Dept. to ferret out any and all corruption in the public interest.


10 posted on 11/09/2010 9:27:03 AM PST by VR-21
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To: FlipWilson
I can't wait to see Holder's rat face on Capitol Hill being asked real questions about his corruption by the GOP House.

Issa had better start lining up proof ASAP, and start the hearings in January while Obama is still on the ropes.

11 posted on 11/09/2010 9:28:16 AM PST by Carling (Remember November)
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To: IbJensen

I think it is as clear as day that the Zero Admin is nothing more than a Rico organization.


12 posted on 11/09/2010 9:28:46 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Fresh Wind

Nothing but the best for The King of America.

13 posted on 11/09/2010 9:30:32 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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Christie was one of five U.S. attorneys singled out for criticism...

The article didn't name the other four, but I have my suspicions that they were likely all Republicans.

14 posted on 11/09/2010 9:30:34 AM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: airborne
Don't shred anything Eric, I am sure the house will be having hearings with Subpoenas, unlike under rats hearings.
15 posted on 11/09/2010 9:34:55 AM PST by scooby321
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While the amount of money involved in the review of Christie's travel vouchers is small, $2,176.... I think this was over 6 years, so would amount to $362/year. Does that sound right?
16 posted on 11/09/2010 9:35:56 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: FlipWilson
It is pretty obvious Chicago thug politics and payback for Christie cancelling the tunnel project in NJ.

Yes it is, and Frank Lautenberg has been very a pissed off guy since Governor Christie did the right thing for the tax payers of New Jersey.

Did Frank Lautenberg fail to deliver on promises he made to people? or something. Is that why he's so angry, and going after Christie?

Why wasn't lautenberg more concerned about the amount of money this thing was going to cost the taxpayers to build?
17 posted on 11/09/2010 9:38:38 AM PST by novemberslady
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To: tisket

This is just pay-back for his stellar attack on the SEIU teachers union.

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Precisely. Another attack on another strong potential POTUS.

“Cut down the tall poppies”, as the Tyrant of Syracuse said.


18 posted on 11/09/2010 9:38:46 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Fresh Wind

Wouldn’t it be fun to plant bed bugs in the POTUS linens?


19 posted on 11/09/2010 9:41:05 AM PST by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: IbJensen
The unions are calling out the demdogs in order to SILENCE another American citizen critical of their agenda.

But, Christie has the people behind him, so RIF Holder (reading is fundamental) can proceed at his own peril.

Meet the Justice Department, aka The American Gestapo
20 posted on 11/09/2010 9:45:11 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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Christie is to big of a man to care.

What a guy!

We need more principled people like him.


21 posted on 11/09/2010 9:45:47 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: IbJensen

These allegations go back almost eight years, and the most recent are two years old. If Christie was over-compensated for travel expenses, why did it take so long for this to be dealt with? It should have been dealt with immediately by whoever processed the paperwork. Even then, it’s small potatoes, especially compared to Obama’s extravagent travel expenses. This smells like a political hit job.


22 posted on 11/09/2010 9:49:37 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Christie was the chief federal prosecutor for New Jersey from 2002 until Dec. 1, 2008...While the amount of money involved in the review of Christie's travel vouchers is small, $2,176, the IG's report comes at a time when Christie's political star is rising

2002 - 2008 = 6 years
$2,176/6 = $362.67/yr

LOL! I'm so glad to know that the Obama/Holder Justice Department has focused their laser beam-like attention on such important matters!

23 posted on 11/09/2010 9:50:15 AM PST by lonevoice (This space for sale on eBay)
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To: Fresh Wind

Maybe the bedbugs will get him.


24 posted on 11/09/2010 9:53:40 AM PST by boomop1
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To: IbJensen

But! Isn’t that what the Justice Dept, the IRS, the FDA, and the FCC supposed to be doing? you know, being used by the facist Obama cabinet to search out and destroy their ‘enemies’.

BTW, if that is true, then they are going to be very busy.


25 posted on 11/09/2010 9:53:40 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Calling all Son's of Liberty)
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To: IbJensen

With this article, the attack on the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates officially kicks off.


26 posted on 11/09/2010 10:02:11 AM PST by Pete (29thday.org Exponential problems require exponential solutions)
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To: IbJensen

If I were Christie I’d mail the feds and check for $2,100 and enclose a note to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.


27 posted on 11/09/2010 10:18:06 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Fresh Wind

Kinda stuffy, dont you think?


28 posted on 11/09/2010 10:18:19 AM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: scooby321

The big question is, if Holder does shred evidence, will the Republicans hold him accountable?


29 posted on 11/09/2010 10:19:52 AM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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30 posted on 11/09/2010 10:24:00 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: IbJensen

This article reminds me of a pet peeve I have had for a long time when it comes to sourcing articles.

The article covered here is an AP article running on CNS’s website. Just like any other site that runs AP articles (including Fox) it would seem to me to be imperative that the sourcing by posters should read “AP Via CNS.com” or the more complete “Associated Press Via CNS.com”

Personally I wish that sites like Fox and CNS wouldn’t run any articles put out by AP, certainly none that don’t pass a reasonable objectivity smell test. This one does not.

The article mentions what seems to be a reasonably paltry amount covering a six year period. The article doesn’t breakdown what apparent threshold was violated. The article doesn’t answer the question of why this supposed newsworthy subject is coming out at a minimum of two years after the fact. The article does not list the other four violators and/or their transgressions. And I’m sure I could list more if necessary.

The lack of completeness leaves one with only one conclusion - this is a basic leftist hit piece.


31 posted on 11/09/2010 10:27:32 AM PST by torchthemummy ("About everything we do around here is government intrusion in people's lives." Ray LaHood)
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“Chris Christie, who is raising his national political profile as a government cost-cutter, engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department’s inspector general said .”

I’ll bet he didn’t spend $200,000,000 a day.


32 posted on 11/09/2010 10:36:44 AM PST by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: IbJensen

Cost over-runs of $300/yr. That’s one night stay in a NYC hotel.


33 posted on 11/09/2010 11:08:42 AM PST by dangus
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To: IbJensen

How much did this report cost to research, compose and publish? Several times $2,000 is my bet.


34 posted on 11/09/2010 11:12:14 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus

What we need to explain is that Unions and Liberals are the mortal enemy.


35 posted on 11/09/2010 11:43:30 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: IbJensen
You KNOW your doing something RIGHT when this corrupt gang of thugs and miscreants comes after you under the color of "law" (the POS Holder is going after Sheriff Arpaio, and other conservative PATRIOTS, while PROTECTING total SCUMBAGS like the New Black Panthers).

Let's get 'er going Congressman Issa - get these bastards under a blistering, wide-ranging anal-probe-of-an-investigation AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

36 posted on 11/09/2010 11:55:34 AM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: IbJensen

I traveled often while a federal service employee. When my voucher showed receipts for expenses greater than the maximum allowable in accordance with the federal Joint Travel Regulation (JTR), I was reimbursed only the maximum amount allowed.

If a payment clerk payed out more than what was allowed in the JTR to Attorney C, he/she was the one who made an error.


37 posted on 11/09/2010 11:59:03 AM PST by NutmegDevil
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INVESTIGATE HOLDER! INVESTIGATE HIS CLEARLY CORRUPT STAFF AS WELL. “””

Meanwhile, Gerald Walpin, fired without notice by NObama for discovering fraud & waste in the Sacramento school run by kevin johnson- a buddy of Moooochelle’s brother, Craig Robinson, still cannot get a case before the courts over his firing.

NObama himself sponsored the bill pertaining to giving adequate notice to any Inspector General who was in trouble. The he dismissed Walpin without any notice.

Walpin deserves his day in court.


38 posted on 11/09/2010 12:31:48 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Steve_Seattle

This smells like a political hit job.

Ofcourse it is. In some areas/cities no hotel rates are as low as the per diem rate allowed by government. I’m sure in those cases when paying the higher rate is necessary one only needs to justify the higher rate. The fact that he was reimbursed negates these charges. The time to challenge an expense account submission is when submitted, not years later.


39 posted on 11/09/2010 3:49:12 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: lonevoice

Christie’s travel vouchers is small, $2,176

The room tax on Obama’s accommodations is more than that for one night.


40 posted on 11/09/2010 3:50:53 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: airborne

if Holder does shred evidence, will the Republicans hold him accountable?

If they can prove the shred it’d be obstruction of justice.


41 posted on 11/09/2010 3:52:09 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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If I were Christie I’d mail the feds and check for $2,100 and enclose a note to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.

NO, NO, NO, please God NO!

Admitting any error here in any way loses this fight. Gingrich admitted to a clerical error and lost. Delay is still fighting out from under the mud slinging. Palin managed to side step it. Give them any reason to continue pointing this out as an error on Christie's part and even more mud will fly.

Whatever reason the bureaucracy found to ok the expense back then is still valid today. Don't look back.

This stuff is really small potatoes. It's not like you can always find a Motel 6 room available when expected to report to your boss in DC.

This is a great big joke in comparison to Barack and Michelle's Excellent Adventure in India.

42 posted on 11/09/2010 4:30:53 PM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: Joan Kerrey
"In some areas/cities no hotel rates are as low as the per diem rate allowed by government. I’m sure in those cases when paying the higher rate is necessary one only needs to justify the higher rate. The fact that he was reimbursed negates these charges. The time to challenge an expense account submission is when submitted, not years later."

That's true, and I'd forgotten that. I work for the City of Seattle, and that is exactly the policy. In fact, I think they maintain a list of cities where the standard per diem can be exceeded.
43 posted on 11/10/2010 6:18:09 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: IbJensen

Christie, cut them a check for $2500 and take this issue away from them, permanently. DOnate the extra dough to a charity.


44 posted on 11/11/2010 4:06:01 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: IbJensen
I remember an article posted (Can someone help me find it/link it here in FR?) That relates to this thread.

Exclusive: Democrats Ask Pentagon for Info on Potential Obama Challengers

Ia this normal? To use the government for politics I mean other than the Clinton's and fileGate.

45 posted on 11/11/2010 4:06:35 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: IbJensen

Since the 2012 campaign started last week (that’s how I view it- right after the mid-terms), this comes off as ever more political than if it had been done a year ago. Chis Christie is obviously a man to watch and he has them scared. I hope he deals with this appropriately.


46 posted on 11/11/2010 4:19:56 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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And, of course, Christie didn’t try to hide anything. He submitted honest reimbursement reports which were approved. If they weren’t happy with his expenses, they should have denied some of them or talked to him at the time.


47 posted on 11/11/2010 4:52:51 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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Christie, cut them a check for $2500 and take this issue away from them, permanently. DOnate the extra dough to a charity.

Admit error and it takes the issue away? No it doesn't, it blows the issue up to an issue of admitted corruption.

Make the issue one of corruption on the part of the investigators. Because that's the truth, and that's the only way it will go away.

48 posted on 11/11/2010 4:59:26 AM PST by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: PghBaldy

Yep look at this

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2615875/posts


49 posted on 11/11/2010 5:05:15 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: torchthemummy

“The lack of completeness leaves one with only one conclusion - this is a basic leftist hit piece.”

Precisely why we need to have such articles posted, so as you did we can have the opportunity to come to the conclusion as well that it IS a hit piece.


50 posted on 11/11/2010 5:46:28 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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