Skip to comments.Ex-Christie appointee pleads the Fifth during traffic chaos probe
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,
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Hillary made her intentions to be the presidential candidate. Therefore, Christie must be politically neutralized.
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.
I believe they said someone died because they couldn't get through.
Good riddance to Rino Christie!
Here we go.
...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
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?
He is probably stunned!
“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.
The Democrats only liked Christie until the day AFTER he signed their NJ Amnesty Bill.
Now, it’s “under the bus” time!
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.
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.
Christie and RATs. There is a difference?? Really?
A bus with monster truck tires
This might be an attempt to help Christie among conservatives and TP’ers... maybe they thought we would all rally in his defense.
Maybe he got heartburn after eating a dozen donuts before bedtime.
If it had happened during a Dem administration it would have never been a story, of course.
Even fellow Rino’s are not rallying to his defense.
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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.
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.
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.
Any floating debris will do when you are drowning in the ocean
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.
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?
Why would anyone with half a brain close traffic durning peak times to “study” it?
Both equally. It’s about government corruption and abuse of power. The form it takes doesn’t matter to me.
Christy is too good of windbag liar. This is more threatening competition to them than a truthful conservative.
Nevertheless, he clearly needs to reconsider the integrity and intelligence of the company he keeps, and the people he hires.
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