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Chris Christie faces probe for alleged misuse of Sandy funds
Chicago Tribune ^ | 01/13/2014

Posted on 01/13/2014 8:01:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind

U.S. investigators are looking into whether embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie misused about $2 million in Superstorm Sandy relief funds for an ad campaign that put him in the spotlight in an election year, a lawmaker said on Monday. Already enmeshed in a scandal over snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge, Christie, a rising star in the Republican party, is now being audited by the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, said New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat.

The inspector is focusing on a federally financed $25 million Jersey Shore marketing campaign that included a television commercial featuring Christie and his family, which cost $2 million more than a competing bid without them.

"It is inappropriate for taxpayer-funded dollars that are critical to our state's recovery from this natural disaster to fund commercials that could potentially benefit a political campaign," Pallone said in an August 8, 2013 letter requesting the investigation.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2ndthread; brigegate; christie; gope; newjersey; newjerseyfatman; nomorerinos; rinos; rnc; sandy
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1 posted on 01/13/2014 8:01:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So will Debbie Stabenow be investigated too? After all she got hurricane Sandy funds for the great lakes.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 8:03:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

3 posted on 01/13/2014 8:04:13 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: cripplecreek

SOURCE: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/01/12/dems-pile-on-christie-while-ignoring-hillarys-past/?singlepage=true

Christie may recover enough to run for president — as long as no evidence surfaces connecting him directly to the order to close the bridge lanes. But even without the scandal, he faced long odds to win the nomination.

On the other hand, the Democrats have the most scandal-plagued candidate in recent history as their frontrunner. Liberals may not care about Hillary’s problems, but the American people may. The point being, just what is it the left is celebrating about the Christie bridge scandal?

Those who live in glass houses…


4 posted on 01/13/2014 8:04:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Jeff Chandler

Not very often do we get to see a good display of karmic justice.

This is very entertaining, and should serve as a warning to Republicans... cozy up to the media and the Democrats and you will be burned.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 8:06:42 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pretty funny since the Feds gave him $10 BILLION more than was requested......


6 posted on 01/13/2014 8:07:09 AM PST by G Larry
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To: SeekAndFind

What this should tell RINO’s everywhere is no matter how much you cave, kiss ass, hug Obama or whatever, the press will get you just because you have an “-R” behind your name. So either grow a set and be a conservative Rep or just put on your onesie pajamas and be a Democrat.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 8:08:51 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: SeekAndFind

8 posted on 01/13/2014 8:09:11 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: SeekAndFind

9 posted on 01/13/2014 8:10:18 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hillary could have been in the Senate for life...She blew it...In reality, her own party didn't back her and she lost to a black community organizer.

And now she has Benghazi, the Panty Bomber etc etc to answer for....

Hillary...go home...bake some cookies and iron Bubba's shirts.

10 posted on 01/13/2014 8:10:45 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Great Leader’s claws go for Christie, and here Christie probably thought they were palsy walsies.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 8:11:03 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good, now when will they investigate any of the hundreds of scandals surrounding the fag-in-chief?


12 posted on 01/13/2014 8:11:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would never vote for him but this crap is ridiculous.

Christie didn’t get Brian Terry killed.

Christie didn’t leave our ambassador and others in Benghazi to die and then lie about it and promote the face of the lie.

Christie didn’t send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan for a mission he didn’t believe in.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 8:11:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

How’s that hug working out for you Christie?


14 posted on 01/13/2014 8:13:43 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christy must worry the Dems. a whole lot. They are coming after him with both barrels blazing. This may make their attacks on Sarah Palin look mild.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 8:14:50 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Chris, that big wet kiss you gave Obama really paid off, eh?


16 posted on 01/13/2014 8:17:16 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree. Media hypocrisy in full view.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 8:18:24 AM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Pallone said in an August 8, 2013 letter

Pallone is a tool for Hillary. (Seriously, he used to be my congresscritter, until we were gerrymandered back into a Republican district.) The advertising firm in question IIRC is primarily a Democrat firm, and is located across the street from the NJ state capitol building, wich is probably why it was chosen.

Unlike most things that were supposed to be funded with Sandy relief money, and judging by the traffic and parking situation at the beach this past summer -- the ad campaign actually worked.

18 posted on 01/13/2014 8:18:33 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: brownsfan

Yep, they will be nice to right up to the minute they decide to destroy you.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 8:20:16 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So that’s how they destroy a person’s image with the public, even though he has done nothing wrong.

Clever, those democrats.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 8:21:29 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Christie’s slobbering embrace of Obama was the height of political naivete. He tried to curry politcal favor with Obama but all he got in return was that Obama is going to kick him while he’s down. Christie is getting his just deserts.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 8:21:58 AM PST by Starboard
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To: cripplecreek
I would never vote for him but this crap is ridiculous.

Christie didn’t get Brian Terry killed.

Christie didn’t leave our ambassador and others in Benghazi to die and then lie about it and promote the face of the lie.

Christie didn’t send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan for a mission he didn’t believe in.


I think the main reason Christie's being roasted on the spit right now is to distract from the disaster that is ObamaCare.
22 posted on 01/13/2014 8:22:17 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Benghazi treason or TV commercial,
Benghazi treason or TV commercial,
one of life’s difficult decisions.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 8:24:12 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

If they can’t dig up any damaging facts, the Democrat controlled media will destroy him through innuendo. They are not going to let this go.


24 posted on 01/13/2014 8:24:33 AM PST by Starboard
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25 posted on 01/13/2014 8:24:39 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christie is certainly responsible for giving the impression that Obama is a leader and in charge during the Hurricane fiasco...this took votes away from Romney.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 8:24:58 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Jeff Chandler

.....to me, this picture, in and of itself, shows just how naive or just plain dumb this man is.......

I mean he was bound to know there were cameras clicking, an important Presidential election underway, the depth of anger in his own party towards this President and so on and so on! But, he hugged old Obama and pranced down the street anyway thereby creating instantly millions of deep, deep enemies, myself being one! Prior to seeing him hugging Obama, I was trying to keep an open mind about the guy. Now, I’m “crystal clear”.....


27 posted on 01/13/2014 8:25:22 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: brownsfan

This is very entertaining, and should serve as a warning to Republicans

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You’re right, it SHOULD be a lesson. But to expect the spineless Republicans to learn from it is probably asking too much.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 8:25:56 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Blue Turtle

Absolutely true. The self-centered Christie, and is certainly that, was only thinking of himself. His embrace of Obama was viewed by many as a sort of endorsement for Obama’s “leadership”. Unfortunately this occurred at a critical juncture during the election and definitely hurt Romney.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 8:30:12 AM PST by Starboard
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To: SeekAndFind
It is amazing how the MSM and talking head have covered the Christie blunder but swept the Benghazi murders under the carpet by reporting lies about what happened...to protect the Community Organizer and Hillary Clinton


30 posted on 01/13/2014 8:31:32 AM PST by yoe
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To: SeekAndFind
a television commercial featuring Christie and his family, which cost $2 million more than a competing bid without them.

OK, I know they guy is pretty fat, but does it really cost 2 million more to film a commercial with him in it, than one without him in it?

Does he have naming rights or something?

My guess is the journalist is an idiot, or the democrat is an idiot, or both of them are idiots, and that the issue is that they SPENT 2 million dollars AIRING the commercial that included the family -- NOT that it cost that much to MAKE the commercial.

31 posted on 01/13/2014 8:31:42 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Rennes Templar

It has been in full view for years but most of the people ignore it.


32 posted on 01/13/2014 8:33:26 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

Is anyone going to check to see where the multimillions went that design the failed Obamacare website?


33 posted on 01/13/2014 8:33:32 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Fat Bass Turd should've read the fable about the frog and the scorpion.

One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.

The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn't see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.

Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.

"Hellooo Mr. Frog!" called the scorpion across the water, "Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?"

"Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?" asked the frog hesitantly.

"Because," the scorpion replied, "If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!"

Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. "What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!"

"This is true," agreed the scorpion, "But then I wouldn't be able to get to the other side of the river!"

"Alright then...how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?" said the frog.

"Ahh...," crooned the scorpion, "Because you see, once you've taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!"

So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog's back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog's soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

"You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?"

. "I could not help myself. It is my nature." Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.

34 posted on 01/13/2014 8:36:18 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: JoeProBono

Good art work with the exception that Obama’s face should appear on his own shirt.


35 posted on 01/13/2014 8:37:14 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

Throw enough mud at ANYBODY and it will stick.

The drive-by media is gearing up for another primary season dmeolition derby. Since Christie was at the head of the Republican Pack - like him or not - and I don’t - they are mauling HIM today.

Tomorrow it will be whoever else rises to the top.

If worse comes to worse, they always round up a bunch of bimbos and accuse the next guy of having an affair or making “inapprpriate” advances. Proof is not needed - accusations are adequate since ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, etc are all part of the same left-wing plot to tarnish Republicans and make Hillary look like the Second Coming of Obama.

We don’t have freedom of the press here. We need some well-bankrolled conservatives to BUY UP one of the mainstream media stations OR MORE and start braodcasting OUR message. FOX is too “Fair and Balanced”.


36 posted on 01/13/2014 8:42:57 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stick a fork in it. This pig roast is done!!!


37 posted on 01/13/2014 8:44:21 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: 12th_Monkey
"the press will get you just because you have an “-R” behind your name."

It's not the "R"...its the fact that he has the gall to think of running against the hildabeest that ticks them off....

38 posted on 01/13/2014 8:44:47 AM PST by unread
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To: SeekAndFind

Meanwhile the governorship of Virginia has all but washed away terry mcauliffe’s legal difficulties.


39 posted on 01/13/2014 8:45:23 AM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: lgjhn23

bttt


40 posted on 01/13/2014 8:45:40 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: cripplecreek

Man I hope so.


41 posted on 01/13/2014 8:45:59 AM PST by madison10 ( Taking a husband shopping is akin to hunting with the game warden.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t worry Chrissy baby...your old pal Barack is on his way with the cavalry!!!


42 posted on 01/13/2014 8:51:48 AM PST by ontap
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s looking like he’s getting the Sarah Palin treatment.


43 posted on 01/13/2014 8:51:50 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take your home to pay for it.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.


44 posted on 01/13/2014 8:52:15 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

Crispy is about to find out what the term “piling on “ means. Lay down with Democrats, get up with investigations.


45 posted on 01/13/2014 8:54:16 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: I want the USA back

... even though he has done nothing wrong.


I doubt that is true. When the department has a culture like this, one needs to look to the top for an explanation. I have little doubt Christie knew exactly what was going on - to the point that these people felt empowered to converse via email as they did.


46 posted on 01/13/2014 8:54:29 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

All these polls declaring Hillary as a hard to beat candidate are BS.....even the democrats deserted her for a no name nobody. A less likable individual would be hard to find outside the Democrat party!!!


47 posted on 01/13/2014 8:56:26 AM PST by ontap
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To: unread

possible


48 posted on 01/13/2014 8:58:24 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: ZULU
If worse comes to worse, they always round up a bunch of bimbos and accuse the next guy of having an affair or making “inapprpriate” advances.

That's right. Ask Herman Cain about that.

49 posted on 01/13/2014 9:07:48 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Fido969

“Hey Chris, that big wet kiss you gave Obama really paid off, eh?”

He’s getting everything he worked so hard for.


50 posted on 01/13/2014 9:08:32 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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