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Bridgegate subpoenas due for Chris Christie’s staff
NY Post ^ | 1/13/14 | Beth DeFalco

Posted on 01/13/2014 5:56:53 AM PST by jimbo123

Subpoenas could be issued as soon as Monday for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff and campaign manager, whose heads rolled after explosive e-mails implicated them in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, sources said.

And the ongoing Bridgegate investigation has paralyzed Christie’s office, with a ripple effect that’s frozen several top moves and appointments as a result of the mess.

Sources said on Sunday that state Senate Democrats have delayed the confirmation hearing for Kevin O’Dowd, Christie’s nominee for attorney general, who is his current chief of staff.

Sources said Democratic legislators want time to gather more information so they can grill O’Dowd on what he knew about the closure of lanes on the country’s busiest bridge as part of a political vendetta.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; gope; rino; rnc
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1 posted on 01/13/2014 5:56:54 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It’s not over till the fat man sings!


2 posted on 01/13/2014 5:58:30 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: jimbo123

I really, really wish people would stop adding -gate as a suffix to every political event to indicate a scandal. It isn’t very clever.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 5:59:37 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: jimbo123
When you use the George Washington Bridge for what the e-mail showed to be a political payback, that amounts to using public property for a private purpose or political purpose that’s not legal.

Using the IRS to target political opponents is perfectly legal, however. (Not that two wrongs make a right. Whoever tied up the bridge traffic should be prosecuted.)

4 posted on 01/13/2014 6:00:14 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: jimbo123

Do what Obama and Holder do: Ignore them.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 6:00:31 AM PST by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: arderkrag

I think Christie would rather add a donut to this scandal. How about calling it BridgeDonut, instead?


6 posted on 01/13/2014 6:01:20 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: arderkrag
I really, really wish people would stop adding -gate as a suffix to every political event to indicate a scandal. It isn’t very clever.

Yeah, but it would have been cool if this had happened in San Francisco. Would it be Golden Gate-gate or just Golden Gate?

7 posted on 01/13/2014 6:02:13 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: jimbo123
Chrissie ... you've been de-selected ...

thanx for playing

8 posted on 01/13/2014 6:03:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: jimbo123

Brig-a-donut.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 6:03:55 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: sickoflibs
It’s not over till the fat man sings!

Well played...

10 posted on 01/13/2014 6:04:03 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: arderkrag

I agree. We don’t need any more “gates”.

A scandal is a scandal is a scandal.........As Rush says, words have meaning.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 6:04:19 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: jimbo123
There no doubt Christie knew about the lane closures prior. His deputy chief of staff would never be allowed to go renegade on him, nor would she ever do so. Christie, in my opinion, is lying. He needs to be gone!.
12 posted on 01/13/2014 6:05:46 AM PST by rawhide
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To: jimbo123

What a stupid stunt. Even more stupid to leave an electronic paper trail.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 6:08:33 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Let it play itself out. The ELECTED Republicans? They are the ones to watch. The media will concentrate their scorn on the WHOLE party.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 6:20:14 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: maggief

The stupidity is in his thinking he could stay in the presidential run and be the governor of NJ.

This is business as usual in NJ. It’s the culture.

The media is having such a good time with this, not realizing we don’t want Christie to run for pres. So that’s a good thing. It keeps them chewing on roadkill instead of causing trouble elsewhere.

If Christie said, “I’m not running for president. This is how we do things in NJ, but my NJ tactics would not work in Missouri, so I’m out”, the media would be stuck with a non story. He’s an idiot of the magnitude of hugging Obama a week before the last election.

And it illustrates the dichotomy of this focus vs the absence of the headline “Subpoenas for Benghazi Officials”


15 posted on 01/13/2014 6:26:56 AM PST by stanne
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To: arderkrag
I really, really wish people would stop adding -gate as a suffix to every political event to indicate a scandal. It isn’t very clever.

I agree. The new 'suffix' should be 'ghazi'. How about 'Bridgeghazi'?

16 posted on 01/13/2014 6:28:28 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: jimbo123

The dems had their sights on him ever since he was up in the polls after the hurricane. They were looking for a way to destroy him.

Anybody who is perceived as a threat to the dems’ entrenched stranglehold on power must be destroyed!


17 posted on 01/13/2014 6:30:23 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: jimbo123

Sweet. Take him down. He’s a traitor.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 6:36:09 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: rawhide

Obviously he knew of the closures, the whole state did. The point is did he direct that to happen. I believe the answer to that is no. The stupidity here knows no bounds. The staff was seeking the endorsement of the DEMOCRAT mayor of Fort Lee? They could expect that when the sun don’t shine. See, uber RINOs think if they reach across the aisle, the dems will reciprocate. They do but only with hatchets.

Meanwhile, I am glad this has taken Cristi out. I am glad he is flailing to regain some control of his situation which is impossible given that state and its politics. Someone else said it before I did, he can remain a lightning rod for the press till hopefully mid 2016 while we get a stealth candidate in, running and elected. Cristi had no chance against the Clintoon anyway....heads up he loses by at least 8% and probably would not have even carried NJ anyway.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 6:36:57 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: jimbo123

Where are your Democrat friends now, Tubby Turncoat?


20 posted on 01/13/2014 6:41:56 AM PST by Homer1
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To: jimbo123

What I want to know is “what difference. at this point, does it make?”

Thanks to the MSM - like it or not - we’d better get Ready For Hillary!

Oh how I hate that woman. She literally gets away with murder.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 6:47:48 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: jimbo123
Wheels of Justice move fast when it's a repub.
22 posted on 01/13/2014 6:47:49 AM PST by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: basil

No, the correct term is Bridge-Ghazi!

Start incorporating “Ghazi” into the lexicon of scandal.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 7:05:21 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: jimbo123

When Jim McGreevy was Governor, he made his boyfriend the head of Homeland Security for New Jersey, a job for which he had absolutely no qualifications, and no charges were ever brought against McGreevy for that. (The F.B.I. was unable to give him security briefings because he couldnt get a security clearance!)


24 posted on 01/13/2014 7:10:24 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: jimbo123

This whole thing is monumentally stupid, and pales in comparison to the real evil of Obama using the IRS and the government’s criminal investigative bodies to shut down political opposition. That is grounds for impeachment! That is against the very reason our Constitution exists.

Look up Catherine Englebrecht here and learn about Constitution shredding Chicago politics? This makes Ft Lee look like a school yard prank.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/348756/true-scandal-jillian-kay-melchior


25 posted on 01/13/2014 7:13:33 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: GreenHornet

This story would be nothing, as that McGreevy story is, if Christie would let go of his status as pres candidate, but he won’t.

It illustrates his character and loyalties.

The only one who ever thought he could run was priebus. The media, too, I guess. But this is to keep something else off the news


26 posted on 01/13/2014 7:16:23 AM PST by stanne
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To: jimbo123

Roast Christie on a spit.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 7:22:40 AM PST by moovova
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To: sickoflibs
It’s not over till the fat man sings!

Wow, what a phrase.

Is Chrissie clearing his throat yet...

It's VERY funny to me on NJ local news this morning. You know, all virulently Democratic except for Fox, which is unwavering in it's plain old left-of-center views on Fox 5.

Seems like...

All TV has gone RESPECTFULLY QUIET around NY/NJ.

Even the royal new world order Dolan family's communist News12 Cablevision local NJ news channel simply flashes a "Bridgegate" breaking news headline, quietly says a few words, then moves on to their other local crime and NWO agenda propoganda.

Seems like...

All propogandists in NY/NJ HAVE BEEN BANKING ON CHRISTIE playing the part of Republican candidate in the 2016 Presidential Show and Sale.
Seems Mr. C gives the leftists a fat'n feisty target for public show (while of course being a fantastic team player for progressivism (read statism))

and he gives rightists a fat'n feisty character puppet that encourages their rank-and-file to shake their fist at the world and hearken back to the new world order-induced "glory days" of the American 20th century.

Clearly, both sides love the bombastic relief he provides even while staying right on script behind closed doors. Well, aside from being cantankerous behind closed doors, but hey, politicians are nothing if not notorious for, well, let's say personality quirks.

Apparently they were all counting on the dude to head the shallow '80's remix they had planned for 2016.

And lo and behold, seems like poor little Chrissy's behind-the-scenes hillarity about stickin' it to their political foes, complete with the "godfather" being dutifully left out of anything in writing, has actually inspired the top llieutenants to commit some acts that, well, appear like they might be illegal.

Hang on, you hanger's on. Don't be a rat. Don't go against the family. Certainly not the godfather.

A few years from now that glorious mythical ship of state will be a little fatboy standing in his proud little sunken dingy in a few feet of water, humming a little Bon Jovi, quietly mumbling something about some Sandy under his breath, his fat little arm a bit raised, in a wave to an imaginary crowd.

Hang on, bottle up your secrets to proudly hide from everyone. If you sing now, you'll be cut off from all that glory of being first mate on that dingy.

Sing, fat man, sing. While the great ship sinks. She was a good ship. A vision. Unsinkable. Alas ! Man the lifeboats ! Sing fat man !
28 posted on 01/13/2014 7:23:49 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Nervous Tick

29 posted on 01/13/2014 7:26:28 AM PST by Johnny_cash (10 out of 10 idiots voted for 0Bama!)
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To: GreenHornet
When Jim McGreevy was Governor, he made his boyfriend the head of Homeland Security for New Jersey, a job for which he had absolutely no qualifications, and no charges were ever brought against McGreevy for that. (The F.B.I. was unable to give him security briefings because he couldnt get a security clearance!)

Silly Hornet. Democrat politicians and big donors aren't subject to the law.
30 posted on 01/13/2014 7:30:36 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Aria
What I want to know is “what difference. at this point, does it make?”

Thanks to the MSM - like it or not - we’d better get Ready For Hillary!

Oh how I hate that woman. She literally gets away with murder.


Hillary, loyal new world order minion, needs a massive citizen campaign to expose her war crimes and other crimes.

Too many people don't understand new world order and stick their head in the sand.

Exactly the same situation as pre-war Germany in the 1930's, well, except we have a 2-party "show" system, and we keep having sham elections where both candidates work for NWO.

Imagine if Himmler was running against Dr. Mengela ? See on the face of it at the time, high party officials were accepted by the public; their system was the norm. Mayors of towns, leading businessmen, etc., generally never spoke out against the regime.

That's exactly what's going on in America today. The Rockefeller and other foundations are completely ignored, and free to spend billions on promoting their agendas. The Klintoons have THEIR OWN foundation that promotes new world order agendas - all tax exempt.

The corruption and control at the top from behind the scenes is so enormous and all-encompassing it's difficult to come to grips with. It extends to the UK and Europe. What do people think the EU is ? It's control and enslavement of every person in Europe on behalf of the masters.

Once the horrors of WWII happened, the general public violently rejected the governments that had been hijacked and turned into killing machines. Because the public had been put through misery.

But the SAME puppetmasters who were behind those regimes - are behind virtually all national governments today. The governments ended and new ones were created, but the puppetmasters remain through it all - since they are not recognized by governments as even existing, let alone as doing anything illegal.

They hide. People think their government is their ruler. They think the Clintons, for example, are acting on their own. The Clintons are a public face, they execute the orders of their masters. And execute they will, gladly. Their audacity knows no bounds. Because THEY know that they have the enormous hidden power of new world order backing them up.
31 posted on 01/13/2014 8:00:20 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen
When Jim McGreevy was Governor, he made his boyfriend the head of Homeland Security for New Jersey, a job for which he had absolutely no qualifications, and no charges were ever brought against McGreevy for that. (The F.B.I. was unable to give him security briefings because he couldnt get a security clearance!)

Silly Hornet. Democrat politicians and big donors aren't subject to the law.

You're right. What the hell was I thinking?

32 posted on 01/13/2014 8:03:36 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: basil

Then we have Gates-gate, the scandal of Bob Gates dissing 0bama and crew for being incompetent and dispassionate about all things military. HA


33 posted on 01/13/2014 8:11:45 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: GreenHornet

Corzine, Menendez...


34 posted on 01/13/2014 8:33:34 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: jimbo123
Local GOP scandal...MSM wall to wall coverage for weeks.

Meanwhile national scandals like Obama siphoning taxpayer money to his cronies, IRS persecution, abortion mandates, waging war in Libya, Egypt without congressional approval, Holder listening in on journalists' conversations, etc. etc. get 2 days or so of coverage then are buried by the media.

The double standard STINKS!!

35 posted on 01/13/2014 10:36:29 AM PST by what's up
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To: stanne
The media is having such a good time with this, not realizing we don’t want Christie to run for pres. So that’s a good thing

It's not a good thing that the media is tied up with a local scandal.

The national issues the socialists are pushing are what the media should be concentrating on. Of course they are looking for any excuse to ignore Obama and found it in a road in NJ.

36 posted on 01/13/2014 10:39:06 AM PST by what's up
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To: NEMDF
Yep...the retaking of Fallujah by Al Queda should be front and center for weeks.

Instead we have this asinine story about a highway and conservatives lap it up.

37 posted on 01/13/2014 10:40:18 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Oh, you know I mean good on a totally bad scale

Can’t we all just assume that everyone knows the media works firectly for the democrat party?


38 posted on 01/13/2014 10:52:54 AM PST by stanne
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To: what's up

Christie is in the running for president, its not a local story.

McGreevy, Corrine. These guys did so much more corruption than Christie and recently, but we barely know who they are.

This story is tailored to take something else out of the news

Christie should bow out now and let the other scandal have a chance (gates’ book). But he won’t. He’s an ego maniac like his boardwalk buddie BO


39 posted on 01/13/2014 10:57:25 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne
Christie should bow out now and let the other scandal have a chance (gates’ book).

Gates book? FAHGETTABOUDIT!

Old news, already covered, who cares, move on.

40 posted on 01/13/2014 10:59:53 AM PST by AU72
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To: stanne
Christie is in the running for president, its not a local story.

No, it's a national story about a few lanes closing in a local area.

I don't care who is or is not running in an election 3 years off. This is all about taking the spotlight off Obama (Fallujah got one day or coverage...really?) and conservatives are helping the MSM in their corruption.

41 posted on 01/13/2014 11:05:53 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

WE all know this.


42 posted on 01/13/2014 11:07:26 AM PST by stanne
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To: jimbo123

Isn’t it amazing how fast the system can grind when
the perp is a republican?


43 posted on 01/13/2014 11:08:17 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Christie is a Republican In Name Only.


44 posted on 01/13/2014 11:09:50 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: stanne

No, many are forgetting the major national scandals while a highway closing is getting days of coverage.


45 posted on 01/13/2014 11:11:45 AM PST by what's up
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