Skip to comments.New Jersey pol leading Bridgegate probe says Christie impeachment ‘a possibility’ if governor lied
Posted on 01/12/2014 1:44:58 AM PST by Zakeet
Assemblyman John Wisniewski told the Daily News that he is convinced that 'laws were broken,' and said Christie could possibly be impeached if it turns out he had knowledge of the political payback scheme. Hours earlier, State Assembly Speaker-elect Vincent Prieto announced he planned to subpoena more emails and documents in the investigation.
The New Jersey assemblyman leading the Gov. Chris Christie Bridgegate probe says hes convinced laws were broken.
We had public employees use public resources for a political purpose, Assemblyman John Wisniewski told the Daily News Saturday.
They closed the lanes of the George Washington Bridge to exact some kind of retribution on the town of Fort Lee or the mayor of Fort Lee.
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It's a good thing for me that the Rino Pubs don't have the stones ... thanks in part to MSM cover ... to go after a corrupt Democrat politician who lies and breaks the law ... constantly and flagrantly!
Somebody confiscate Coulter’s ammo and belts and razors and xanax
Just to be safe
(And I usually like her...own her screeds)
But if you like your president lying to you, you can keep your president lying to you.
The thing about this...he not only harmed the intended political figure...but he harmed the population of the Fort Lee area, and the Republicans who travel over this bridge every day. In one fatal move, he has made himself a fairly negative figure to people who would support and vote for him. Around the whole state now...a fair number of Republicans question things and wonder to what extent he might have done revenge onto them or their town/neighborhood.
Bluntly, he’s done something awful stupid or allowed his staff to run freely and do stupid stuff. They didn’t obviously worry about what happens when you get caught. For me, he was a possible positive on the Republican side for 2016 (I didn’t say for President, but at least he could talk the talk). Now? Zero. He’s “bridge-dude”, and got bad karma written all over his style. I wouldn’t want him in Iowa, and he just invites more and more questions (what else did he do).
You need to pay attention Ann’s been done with Christie for months. As she put it in a recent interview, “he’s dead to me”...
Christie needs to change party affiliation. Lying democrats are more politically correct.
The media is pulling out the stops on this because Christie was ahead of Hillary in several recent polls. I never thought that he could win the Republican nomination, never mind draw Joe-the-hunter to the polls in 2012, but Hillary's handler's must be getting worried. Interesting that 4 Americans left to die isn't a big deal, but another traffic jam in New Jersey is.
Taking a monty python parallel.............WITCH! WITCH!WITCH! How dare they copy us sez the democrates
“New Jersey pol leading Bridgegate probe says Christie impeachment a possibility if governor lied”
Yup, and the queen said I’d be king if I had balls. Both comments true, neither likely.
Now since that has played so well, they are ramping it up. Either they fall on their faces or Christie is toast. Depending on how well this further plays and so far it is playing to a full house. And the MSM will parse every phrase, word or even syllable to find something to add fuel to the fire. I suspect Christie is toast.
Wow...Good thinking....all Christie needs to do is change partys.!! He is already a dumo at heart anyways...all his problems would simply vanish..!!
Couldn't agree more!
I’m so confused. I have been told by Mr. Christie that his tenure in NJ is such a triumph because he, unlike those Washington Tea Party types, reaches over the aisle to get things done. He treads lightly on the politics and, as head of the Republican Governors Association, can’t even say he will support Republicans in certain races. Hell, he even can’t support Republicans in his own state for fear of ruining that bi-partisan cooperation.
So how possibly could his opponents be turning on him and threatening to overturn a landslide election victory? Aren’t they his friends? Aren’t they his partners?
Just curious, I mean the conservative base doesn't support this guy. Personally, I'd like the field narrowed down to a few viable conservatives, maybe two or three.
This guy doesn't even rate for the running. He's a product of leftist propaganda and now a victim of it.
Cool with me if the people get to see impeachment as a useful thing...
Thank you. Not that I think too much of our governor, but why is this still news? Al Gore stopped rush hour traffic here for a couple hours so he could drive on the parkway to a fundraiser and that story was dropped a few hours later.
Anyone still think the Media is not problem No. 1 that must be solved by nothing short of its destruction? We have a POTUS who has been lawless and vindictive to the point of imperiling, if not destroying, our democracy. He even has gone after the media. In response, crickets. But a traffic jam on a bridge that doesn’t need an excuse to have one? Now that’s news to be used by the ministry of propaganda. There is no way our democracy can function so long as the media is a nameless, faceless, power wielding participant acting for the benefit of its far left, anti-democracy agenda.
Meanwhile in NJ the movement is on to impeach Christie, overturn a landslide election victory, and replace him with a governor from the same pure and non-corrupt party that gave us Corzine. I think Corzine did something wrong on Wall Street but you will never hear that in the news.
OF COURSE this fat fart planned, approved and ordered the shutdown. There isn’t any other possibility—what with who’s involved.
The REAL question is whether or not the cover-up’s any good.
Add high-definition TV to the Dr. Strangelove glasses and we can see why the MSM is panicking.
Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, etc. should be rising targets now.
Read between the lines people. The demodummies sense a potentially strong candidate for replacing their chosen candidate Hitlary. Time to let the sharks lose on Christie just like they do with all potential candidates prior to elections. Remember Palin, Cain, Cruz etc.? They haven’t yet gotten around to Walker and many others. Give them time and they will get on it with the support of the media.
The irony is that Christie has never even hinted at any presidential aspirations — which is one reason why I’ve long suspected that he has no interest in running for the White House. If anything, he was probably angling for a nomination to the post of U.S. Attorney General in a Romney (2012) or future (2016) Republican administration.
Wait, you are telling me that if the governor lied, he can be impeached? When Obama lied, the media gives him a pass. The Marxist in chief should be IMPEACHED!!!
There's no way in hell Christie would have spent two hours in an unscripted press conference with the media if there was even a tiny fraction of a chance that there's any information out there linking him to the incident.
For what it's worth, Bridget Kelly -- his staffer who he fired last week -- had a long career working for various political figures ... including recent stints with John McCain and Rudy Giuliani. If anything, the evidence points to an internal GOP move to sabotage Christie as a national figure and potential presidential candidate.
Well I’m sure Crispy didn’t know anything about it. He heard it on TV just like the rest of us. :-)
I terminated her employment because she lied to me.”
1. Had she told you the truth, would she still be employed?
2. What did she lie to you about that caused you to terminate her employment?
3. Where is Bridget Kelly’s response?
“Anns been done with Christie for months”
Why did that happen? She was, like, madly in love with the guy.
1. Nobody closed any lanes down on the George Washington Bridge. This might come as a shock to everyone -- including Freepers -- who have accepted this blatantly false media report as fact, but it's true. If anyone had shut down the George Washington Bridge -- one of the busiest sections of roadway in the country (the bridge carries 14 lanes of I-95 between New Jersey and New York City) -- then this would have been a national story within minutes of the bridge closure.
2. What really happened in September 2013 is that two of the three entrance ramp that feed onto the bridge from the local streets of Fort Lee were closed. From what I can tell, other traffic wasn't disrupted and may have even flowed better across the bridge that day.
3. Related to Item #2 ... The information presented in that Wikipedia article indicates that closing the local lanes from Fort Lee to the George Washington Bridge PERMANENTLY is probably a good idea. This is because the two lanes from Fort Lee don't feed directly onto the bridge. They feed into specific lanes at the bridge's toll plaza that aren't open to the rest of the motorists who get to the bridge from all the major highways that feed into it.
If there was a political side to this, it's probably driven by a long-running battle among various state transportation agencies who are trying to figure out why Fort Lee residents get their own dedicated toll lanes on the eastbound (NYC-bound) bridge, while the rest of North America -- including converging highways such as I-80, I-95, US Route 46, State Route 4, and the Palisades Parkway -- has to deal with the inevitable daily bottlenecks at the bridge.
Democrats never do that, of course. < /s> Not a defense of Christie, but watching the double standard at work here will be even more entertaining than usual.
From what I remember the last straw was his position on immigration. There was something else before that too, just don’t remember what it was. But she REALLY slammed him during the Ricochet podcast I was listening to.
I thought so also till he gutted Romney by praising obama days before the election!
Remember -- Christie's staffer Bridget Kelly, who was fired last week for her role in the "Bridge-gate" incident, used to work for someone else who might have been interested in that position and has a similar background to Christie's as a former Federal prosecutor: Rudy Giuliani.
Yes, it was the Fort Lee access lanes, I’m well aware of that. I said “close lanes on GWB, etc.” to simply convey the basic idea of the mess was near the GWB. I think it’s a bit silly to quibble about that point - especially since closing the access from Fort Lee actually is the point which makes this “traffic study” about retribution for politicians in the local Fort Lee area. If the main turnpike approach to the GWB, or actual GWB lanes were closed, there would not a Fort Lee aspect to the story, so the question of political retribution could not be raised.
So, to be 100% clear - it’s the access lanes from Fort Lee, everyone, make sure to know that Fatty did not close the GWB. The turnpike people had some great days as I understand it, since the Fort Lee access was narrowed down.
The “traffic study” is a cover story.
The lanes are needed. The traffic disaster which occurred during the “traffic study” (that Christie’s staff seems to have indicated to Port Authority to give it a try those days - and then sent emails back and forth effectively laughing at the traffic situation) proves that the TRAFFIC in the area needs the access lanes. The roads in Fort Lee are not solely used by the residents of Fort Lee.
For 25 years I’ve driven in northern NJ. I OFTEN used backroads rather than highways - traversing through perhaps a dozen municipalities - to commute to work. It was simply a question like having a consistent say 45-minute commute versus a highway commute that was subject to a lot of sitting and backups, some days going well over an hour. Other times I used the highways, but left before 6am, arrived near work by 7am and had breakfast at a diner, then strolled into work a little before 8 - just to avoid the highway “sitting” in rush hour.
In NJ, people can pass through many towns trying to get where they want to go in some sort of decent amount of time - “in spite of” the government-controlled roads being frequently very badly designed and maintained. (As a side note, there was a study a few years back which laid out the facts that NJ spends more per mile of road BY FAR than any other State - it’s almost like the Mafia does the roadwork).
I sometimes see long tie-ups from construction cones being set out for a few miles, when there’s no construction going on. I “write it off” in my mind to corruption and government and contractors not caring about - perhaps laughing at - poor schmucks like me trying to get to work for new world order every day. I just settle in and try to relax. I used to get upset when I was younger, but I’m through “caring” about being late for things. If it’s that important - in NJ - I leave hours before I have to.
Some people involved in this may go to jail, where they will have some quiet time to ponder the proposed Fort Lee traffic study.
As far as faux conservative Christie’s future career, I think that’s over, thankfully, since the public pretty much gets the idea that EVERY politician, business person, diplomat, banker, etc., says they didn’t know what their immediate staff was doing. Just a “rogue employee”, some wild man, independent thinker. Nobody told the boss, entire staff lied to the boss, kept the boss in the dark. Poor little boss, all his best friends and appointees stabbed him in the back, pinning this wrongdoing on him after concocting it up secretly amongst themselves. Never even mentioned it at lunch.
Christie’s trying to sell the public that bridge, but I don’t think they’re buying it.
It’s funny that the RATs are afraid of Christie.
If he lied he should be impeached. Agree. Same for Obama.
Thanks. For me it was Obama, that was really too much.
And one thing I’ll just mention, Andrew McCarthy over at National Review really thinks Christie is soft on Jihadi sympathizers. He has made this point many times, in no uncertain terms.
Here’s a quote from the piece he’s got on the home page today “In public, the notorious Christie wrath is usually reserved for tea-party conservatives, for those who dont share his soft spot for Islamic supremacists, and for the stray insolent teachers-union rep because, well, who doesnt enjoy watching that?”
McCarthy is a very serious minded guy, he wouldn’t use language like that just to be provocative. So I’ve always found that very disturbing about Christie, because one thing about him, he’s not dumb. Some seem to think that about him, but I don’t, he’s probably got one of the higher IQs among politicians. He’s also a Catholic, he should really know better.
You sent a reference to a Wikipedia article about the incident, and suggested that Christie might go to jail over it.
It's not "a bit silly" to hammer on the point about the entrance ramps -- for two reasons:
1. It flies in the face of the deliberately misleading media reports about Christie and/or his staff closing the entire bridge.
2. It is likely to be the point that will make the whole controversy go away. The last thing anyone in northern New Jersey wants is a Federal investigation into the details of the incident. Someone with a basic understanding of traffic flow might start asking some serious questions about why 25% of the lanes at the upper level toll plaza at the George Washington Bridge are dedicated to two entrance ramps from local streets, while the rest of North America -- including traffic from I-95, US-46 and NJ Route 4 -- has to cram into the remaining nine lanes.
Speaking of which ...
Why isn't New Jersey assemblyman John Wisniewski taking a good hard look at this second point, since it appears that Fort Lee residents are getting preferential treatment at the GWB toll plaza at the expense of his own constituents in his district down in the Sayreville area?
Preferential treatment ?
Fort Lee was entirely jammed up.
Would living like that every day be “normal” ?
The lanes WERE opened again - and remain open - because without them traffic backs up all over Fort Lee.
In that case I stand corrected
double standards go both ways. with Democrats, the double standard is giving Obama a pass while piling on Christie. With a lot of freepers, the double standard is saying, “stop talking about Christie, talk about Obama,” as if we’re supposed to ignore Republican scandals.