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Report: U.S. Attorney to probe bridge scandal (Christie Scandal)
Allentown Morning Call, Reuters ^ | 1/9/13 | Ellen Wulfhorst

Posted on 01/09/2014 8:16:15 AM PST by jimbo123

The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey will probe the scandal surrounding the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, a scandal that has engulfed Gov. Chris Christie, the New York Times is reporting.

Christie, a possible Republican White House candidate, is holding a news conference at his office in the state capital of Trenton this morning.

The controversy erupted with the public release of incriminating emails showing that a top Christie aide played a key role in closing some lanes to the bridge, in a ploy to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, who didn't endorse Christie for re-election.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bridgegate; chrischristie; christie; christie2016; gope; karlrove; reincepriebus; rnc
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Christie must step down as the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association immediately. Karl Rove and Reince Priebus's stooge must not be allowed to do any more damage to the GOP and must not be allowed any say on how RGA campaign funds will be spent.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 8:16:15 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

You watching the press conference? He ain’t steppin down. He’s firing deputy chief of staff, and political manager.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 8:18:06 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: jimbo123

Damn, I think fatty is digging his way out of the mess.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 8:20:08 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jimbo123

Justice department has said that the US Attorney will investigate this. Yep. Holder will investigate this with full staff but not any of the IRS scandels.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 8:20:36 AM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: jimbo123

Why doesn’t Obama step in and put an end to all of this? After all, doesn’t he owe Christy for all the help the Gov. gave him during the last election? I thought they were BFF!


5 posted on 01/09/2014 8:21:00 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: jimbo123

Christie is learning the same lesson McCain learned. The media is going to love you as long as you play their game, but once they see you as a threat to the powers that be, thing will take you down with no remorse.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 8:21:18 AM PST by skinndogNN
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To: CaptainK

If this guy is genuine and telling the truth... he’s handling it perfect. But if he’s lying and he’s paid these people to be the scapegoat.... then he’s Obammy II


7 posted on 01/09/2014 8:21:36 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: jimbo123

The MSM want this guy to be the GOP nominee, they’ll defend him. Until the election, of course.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 8:22:10 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: CaptainK
Damn, I think fatty is digging his way out of the mess.

Let me guess. He just read about it in the papers, he's as angry as we are, and he won't stop until he gets to the bottom of it.

How'd I do?

9 posted on 01/09/2014 8:22:33 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: CaptainK
Christie should have closed down lanes of the bridge as part of a sly gun running operation into New York City.

That's the kind of stuff US Attorneys refuse to investigate.

10 posted on 01/09/2014 8:22:52 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: skinndogNN

Great minds...


11 posted on 01/09/2014 8:22:57 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Not exactly... he said his deputy chief of staff was a “LIAR” and he fired her this morning.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 8:23:29 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: jimbo123

They’ll just keep the investigation open as long as it takes to keep it as an axe over his head, in case he emerges as any kind of strong candidate.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 8:24:07 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: jimbo123
Since the George Washington Bridge connects New York and New Jersey, any disruption in traffic should fall right into the the purview of the U.S. Attorney. After all they may have interfered with interstate commerce. I wonder how Christie would look in an orange jumpsuit doing the famous perpwalk.
God knows, I just cannot help myself,
snicker snicker snort.
14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:25:08 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Tupelo
Do you how much it would cost us tax payers to feed the fat slob in prison.
15 posted on 01/09/2014 8:26:38 AM PST by angcat
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To: jimbo123

Christy is an Amnesty supporter, T.E.A. Party agitator, and Obama pal, I don’t expect much from a Fed. probe.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 8:26:42 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

LOL exactly!


17 posted on 01/09/2014 8:26:57 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Yes, and “.....people will be held accountable. I won’t rest until a full investigation is completed. Let me be clear, this is not acceptable.....”.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 8:27:08 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: jimbo123

Did the NSA send copies of Christie aid’s e-mail to DNC hit team? Who can say no?


19 posted on 01/09/2014 8:27:29 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: kjam22

“Never write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink.”


20 posted on 01/09/2014 8:28:00 AM PST by heartwood
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

This is how we know Christie is a liberal.

This type of political revenge is normal operating procedure for liberals.

No morals, no ethics, just mean and ugly.

That is Liberal stuff.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 8:28:39 AM PST by Oak Grove (H)
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To: jimbo123

22 posted on 01/09/2014 8:29:01 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: heartwood

I’ll tell you........ this guy is as slick as Bubba was. I’m 54 years old. My age and experience leads me to believe that he’s paid the key people to fall on the sword. He has said everything exactly perfect in this news conference so far. But I’m way to old to believe what any politician says when his/her hand has been caught in the cookie jar.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 8:31:04 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: skinndogNN

Give credit to the plumbers that do the digging, and the leakers... leakers gonna’ leak. David Axelrod? Is that you? This whole charade must be exploited to TAR THE SCUM MEDIA for their double standards, and smear Obama for zero accountability towards the perps in his filthy administration.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 8:32:32 AM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: Oak Grove
This is how we know Christie is a liberal.
This type of political revenge is normal operating procedure for liberals.
No morals, no ethics, just mean and ugly.
That is Liberal stuff.

GOOD POINT !!!!!


25 posted on 01/09/2014 8:32:39 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: kjam22

Does he have that kind of money? The people he fired are done for life as far as employment goes.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 8:32:56 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: jimbo123
Christie is all about Christie.

He doesn't merely look like a pig.........

27 posted on 01/09/2014 8:33:19 AM PST by Pietro
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To: kjam22

Christie is doing a good job of handling the situation. Totally taking responsibility with humility.

Barry could take note.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 8:33:24 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: kjam22

No sale, Krispy. Why didn’t you look into the lane closures as they were happening? Too stupid? In that case, no WH for you. Stupid AND fat is no way to run the country, you idiot.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 8:34:30 AM PST by txhurl
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To: CaptainK

He’s part of the republican machine. Sure he’s got that kind of money..... And these people he’s firing... they’ll end up employed. You know that’s part of the deal.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 8:34:31 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: ncfool

There’s something delicious about Christie getting the latex glove treatment by the Obama DoJ after his bouts of unrepentant suck up to Obama following Sandy.

And as to his outrage on the matter, this seems vaguely familiar to when Ed Rollins went public with how he, as a leader of the Whitman Campaign, had bribed black ministers with walking around money. Which Whitman of course knew nothing about ...


31 posted on 01/09/2014 8:34:31 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
"How'd I do?"

We can't tell you yet, it's an ongoing investigation - or - you should ask the relevant departments which handle such issues.

32 posted on 01/09/2014 8:34:40 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: CaptainK
Its typical blue state corruption.

Hurricane Sandy was nothing of a Hurricane but hitting where 100 Years of graffe had taken place it made it a Super Storm.

As a 4th Generation Floridan it kills me to see when a Yankee State get a Hurricane how all the money spent is wasted on Mafia- Politicians pockets

33 posted on 01/09/2014 8:36:40 AM PST by scooby321
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To: ncfool
This is just to cross a bridge.

Just wait until the government is the gateway to your medical care...........

Oh, Wait.......Never mind!

34 posted on 01/09/2014 8:36:43 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: txhurl

“I’m sick over this”.... And the OSCAR goes to!!!


35 posted on 01/09/2014 8:36:47 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: jimbo123
The media's obsession with this is clearly disproportionate to how they've BURIED Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the NSA overreach, the surrender to Al Qaeda, persistent high unemployment, 0bamacare failures, etc..

And to think this bridge closure thing doesn't even affect every single American like most of the Marxist's scandals do.

36 posted on 01/09/2014 8:42:42 AM PST by Obama_Is_A_Feminist
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To: kjam22

Well he just sent up a red flag.....he has no interest in talking to Bridget. I think he, and everyone, needs to know why she did what she did.


37 posted on 01/09/2014 8:43:01 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Yep.... I agree.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 8:44:20 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: jimbo123

Looks like the Obama NSA eMail vacuum paid off for democrats again.


39 posted on 01/09/2014 8:45:02 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: CaptainK

But this guy is as slick as Bubba.... in a different yankee kinda way... but he is slick. He’s gonna talk his way out of this. And everyone with a brain at least suspects the truth.


40 posted on 01/09/2014 8:46:12 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: dblshot

Absolutely! This was well timed and professionally conducted. Who has the most experience in such an operation? The Clinton crime syndicate? An order doesn’t even have to be given either. Loyalists simply act independently.

Note: I am not a Christie supporter.

How about all of the congress critters watching today’s presser. Talk about a reminder about what’s in store for them if they indicate a desire to go off the reservation... this is really a sinister moment in history.

Even if Christie is a big fat liar and did all of this by himself, the frenzy by the press to get to the bottom of this, as fast as they have, and as zealous as they are in doing it, IS THE REAL STORY, as they abrogate, and while they abrogate, their free press responsibility to investigate the Kenyan in the white hut. Makes my blood boil.


41 posted on 01/09/2014 8:49:54 AM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: kjam22

At least he only fired the people who were detrimental to his political career.

None ended up at parks or in plane crashes.


42 posted on 01/09/2014 8:51:34 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Agree...


43 posted on 01/09/2014 8:52:29 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: scooby321

I understand your problem with wasted money, but please believe me when I tell you that the surge from Sandy did an enormous amount of damage.


44 posted on 01/09/2014 8:55:26 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: kjam22
My age and experience leads me to believe that he’s paid the key people to fall on the sword.

He probably has the same MO as Obama. Don't give direct orders for such actions to maintain deniability. But make sure your underlings are aware that you will be pleased if vindictive actions are taken against opponents.

The difference is, the media doesn't question when Obama does it, but will be all over Christie for it.

45 posted on 01/09/2014 9:03:30 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: scooby321

Sandy was not a nothing storm. There was a confluence of factors that made it bad - the storm surge hit at high tide, full moon, east winds blowing water into funneling harbors - natural factors, not graft.

And people’s fondness for living on the water, but that is not graft either. Houses not on stilts, most of them older houses not built to Florida hurricane code - the last storm hitting the area comparable to Sandy was in 1821, although maybe the Great Storm of 1938, which hit New England, should have been a warning.

The parts where buildings were badly damaged by the surge not extensive - the north Jersey shore, parts of NYC, and the east edge of Long Island, but they were hit hard.

I live inland where we didn’t have it bad but so many trees came down rescue squads couldn’t reach any hospitals - we had to take a woman in labor to a field hospital, and she had to walk from ambulance to car to ambulance to make it there. Not much rain, no flooding for us, but the winds were BAD.


46 posted on 01/09/2014 9:08:19 AM PST by heartwood
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To: CaptainK

Southerners are not going to forget sending electricians to help get the power back on and having them sent back immediately for not being union.


47 posted on 01/09/2014 9:10:13 AM PST by txhurl
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To: jimbo123

Christie and Holder deserve each other. Maybe he will want to put both arms around Obama this time.


48 posted on 01/09/2014 9:31:06 AM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: CaptainK

they are now expert consultants.


49 posted on 01/09/2014 9:41:45 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (NO CYNICISM SOLICITORS ALLOWED)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

LOL you may be right.


50 posted on 01/09/2014 10:08:05 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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