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Ex-Christie appointee pleads the Fifth during traffic chaos probe
NY Post ^ | 1/9/14 | Tara Palmeri and Leonard Greene

Posted on 01/09/2014 2:55:25 PM PST by jimbo123

New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal held a former Port Authority executive in contempt today for refusing to answer questions about his role in the controversy.

After losing a bid to quash a subpoena, former Port Authority executive David Wildstein invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 20 times at a state assembly hearing, refusing to answer any questions related to the political payback scheme.

Providing only his name and the town where he lives, Wildstein remained silent about even the most innocuous of questions, including where he worked and whether a message with his name on it was an email or a text.

“On the advice of counsel I assert my right to remain silent,”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bridgegate; chrischristie; gope; rino; rnc

1 posted on 01/09/2014 2:55:25 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Hillary made her intentions to be the presidential candidate. Therefore, Christie must be politically neutralized.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 2:57:05 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Christie is such a stooge. The RATS waiting and threw him under the bus the DAY AFTER he signed their NJ Amnesty bill. The DAY AFTER! Good riddance to bad NJ rubbage.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 2:59:27 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
The 5th....too funny.

I believe they said someone died because they couldn't get through.

4 posted on 01/09/2014 3:05:53 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: VRW Conspirator

Good riddance to Rino Christie!


5 posted on 01/09/2014 3:06:33 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: jimbo123

Here we go.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 3:10:24 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: jimbo123; FReepers; Patriots

Christie's New Couch


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7 posted on 01/09/2014 3:12:03 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jimbo123

...but Christie is a non partisan and reaches across the aisle to make nice with Democrats. Why are the Democrats being so mean to Christie. I thought they were friends. /s


8 posted on 01/09/2014 3:17:04 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: VRW Conspirator

I thought the Dem were pushing for Crisp Christy to be the Rep nominee. Someone they figured Hill could beat. I wonder if something happened and they (the Dems) had to scrap their plan. I have to wonder if Booker and Crisp Christie were working together so they both could get elected. Remember, Booker was going to run for Gov, then old Frank expired. Crisp Christie did not appoint a Rep to fulfill the term of the late Frank. Went for the special election.. Do you think if the Gov. of N.J. was a Dem, they would have taken that route?


9 posted on 01/09/2014 3:18:21 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: tennmountainman

10 posted on 01/09/2014 3:18:26 PM PST by GraceG
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To: forgotten man

lol.

He is probably stunned!


11 posted on 01/09/2014 3:18:28 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: jimbo123; VRW Conspirator

“Christie is such a stooge. The RATS waiting and threw him under the bus the DAY AFTER he signed their NJ Amnesty bill. The DAY AFTER!”
“Hillary made her intentions to be the presidential candidate. Therefore, Christie must be politically neutralized.”

Absolutely on the mark. Both of you.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 3:18:44 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: forgotten man

The Democrats only liked Christie until the day AFTER he signed their NJ Amnesty Bill.

Now, it’s “under the bus” time!


13 posted on 01/09/2014 3:20:07 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I have a feeling the dismissal of the 2 Christie cronies today is only the tip of the iceberg.

Christie already tripped himself up in the presser. He said he didn’t know anything until yesterday [Wednesday] morning about 9:00 a.m. Yet, he had 2 sleepless nights because of the affair. That would indicate something made him restless Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

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Reporters and opposition researchers are also probably filtering through emergency [police, fire, EMT] records to see what impact the traffic slowdown may have caused.

The 91 year old lady apparently died during the first day. Per other posts, the slowdown seemingly went on for 4 days. There could be other shoes that drop.

Media and opposition researchers have a juicy bone to chew on.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 3:21:17 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: forgotten man

Christie and RATs. There is a difference?? Really?


15 posted on 01/09/2014 3:21:22 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

A bus with monster truck tires


16 posted on 01/09/2014 3:21:34 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: VRW Conspirator

This might be an attempt to help Christie among conservatives and TP’ers... maybe they thought we would all rally in his defense.

lol


17 posted on 01/09/2014 3:22:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: TomGuy

Maybe he got heartburn after eating a dozen donuts before bedtime.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 3:23:30 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: TomGuy

If it had happened during a Dem administration it would have never been a story, of course.


19 posted on 01/09/2014 3:24:08 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Even fellow Rino’s are not rallying to his defense.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 3:24:52 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Chris Christie signs, lauds N.J. DREAM Act
1/7/14 4:45 PM EST

Scandal imperils Chris Christie’s no-nonsense image
1/8/14 1:53 PM EST

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/chris-christie-new-jersey-dream-act-101856.html

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/chris-christie-bridge-scandal-101909.html


21 posted on 01/09/2014 3:26:28 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: GeronL

I listened to most of the presser and found one thing kind of curious.

Near the end of his commentary or during the questioning reference was made to the traffic slowdown being because of a traffic study. As soon as that came up, Christie referenced the traffic study a dozen times or more.

In one of the live threads FR posters were comparing it to a certain video/movie excuse for the Benghazi attacks.


22 posted on 01/09/2014 3:34:53 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: jimbo123

It should be illegal for anyone, R, D, or I,or whatever their affiliation, that hold a government office or position to be able plead the 5th in connection with their job. The 5th should be reserved for only those that are in a personal criminal case. This should especially true for those that are elected or appointed.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 3:36:38 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (The more you know, the more you realize that you don't know.)
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To: jimbo123

This reveals the real problem with this vast electronic trolling by the NSA.

I am absolutely convinced that these vast archives are used in political targeting.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 3:39:43 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: TomGuy

Any floating debris will do when you are drowning in the ocean


25 posted on 01/09/2014 3:41:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: jimbo123

I’m sure pretty soon someone will call for charges to be brought up against Christie. They will call it a wrongful death case because of the woman who was unable to get an ambulance during the traffic tie up.

I would like to encourage investigators to also look into the number of people who may have died while Bill Clintoon had traffic and an entire airport shut down for a haircut.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 3:43:47 PM PST by cquiggy
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Christie’s associates block a bridge and it’s the end of the world. Obama uses the IRS to hinder his opposition in an election year, and everyone in the media looks the other way.

Anybody want to offer an opinion about which is the worse offense?


27 posted on 01/09/2014 3:47:35 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: TomGuy

Why would anyone with half a brain close traffic durning peak times to “study” it?


28 posted on 01/09/2014 3:50:14 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Fledermaus

Both equally. It’s about government corruption and abuse of power. The form it takes doesn’t matter to me.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 3:51:35 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: jimbo123

Christy is too good of windbag liar. This is more threatening competition to them than a truthful conservative.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 4:02:35 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: jimbo123
It remains to be seen if Christie had anything to do with this...

Nevertheless, he clearly needs to reconsider the integrity and intelligence of the company he keeps, and the people he hires.

31 posted on 01/09/2014 4:27:52 PM PST by 88keys ("work and purpose"...election 2014!)
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To: tennmountainman

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes: Where Are All My Friends?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62zhnJuYeOQ


32 posted on 01/09/2014 4:34:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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