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Now Chris Christie faces federal probe over using $4.7 MILLION of Sandy funds (shortened title)
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 13, 2014 | Dave Martosko

Posted on 01/13/2014 12:01:18 PM PST by centurion316

Beleaguered New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a federal probe into the misuse of Superstorm Sandy relief money after his government supervised the funding of a 'Stronger Than The Storm' ad campaign featuring the governor and his family just weeks before his re-election, it was revealed on Monday.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials are probing the use of $4.7m of hurricane rebuilding funds on the self-congratulatory tourism ads.

Christie is already under fire in his home state following revelations that at least four of his aides and political appointees were involved in a scheme to manipulate traffic patterns leading to the massive George Washington Bridge in order to bring gridlock to a New Jersey town as punishment to its mayor, who refused to back Christie's re-election.

Christie himself apologized on Thursday for his administration's role in the scandal and fired two long-time confidantes, while insisting that he had no involvement in the plot and no knowledge of it ahead of time. Two other officials linked to the saga resigned in December.

Nearly $5m in Superstorm Sandy rebuilding funds paid for the 'Stronger Than The Storm' media campaign, which included brief cameos by Christie and members of his family.

At least another $25 million was spent on buying air time for the campaign.

Federal investigators are trying to determine if laws were broken when a politically connected advertising firm won the contract to produce the ads, despite proposing a budget more than $2 million more than the next highest bidder – whose scripts did not include the Christie family.

East Rutherford, N.J.-based MWW and a subcontractor billed the state $4.7 million to run this year’s campaign. Another firm offered to do it for $2.5 million.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 1dontsearch; 3rdthread; christie; dnc; hillary; newjersey; obama; sandy; superstormsandy
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The next Republican nominee for President? Perhaps not.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 12:01:18 PM PST by centurion316
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To: centurion316
And yet the Democrat/media complex is completely disinterested in Benghazi.
2 posted on 01/13/2014 12:03:44 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: centurion316

Christie will pay for his love-fest with Homobama. I’m enjoying every second of it.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 12:04:03 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yup, why bother when they have useful idiots both left and right stirred up with this story.

At least 1 of my senators here in Michigan got money from Hurricane Sandy but that’s not misuse apparently.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 12:06:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: centurion316

I don’t doubt this is a politically-motivated dirty trick by Obama; they use prosecutions to illegally derail Republicans all the time.

But, I can’t stand Christie.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 12:06:50 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: centurion316

I would think TEA Party types get great pleasure out of that fat slob’s trepidations. Stick a fork into Krispy Kreme.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 12:07:52 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: centurion316

The Left and GOPe was setting him up to be the next nominee. The Left just jumped the gun on the trigger to take him out.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:09:09 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Of course the media isn’t interested, when a Dem commits murder its a boost to their resume..or gets IRS thugs to target Conservatives, no biggie according to the media, hey we deserved it for being Conservatives..NSA monitoring every aspect of our lives, its all good when a Dem does it


8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:09:11 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: centurion316

They are going to crucify every single Repub candidate. We did not want him anyway, but they will do the same to every GOP prospective candidate.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:09:19 PM PST by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: centurion316

” - - - - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials are probing the use of $4.7m of hurricane rebuilding funds - - - “

Hmmmmmmm - - - ?

Looks like Democrat Presidential hopeful, Mrs. Bill Clinton has been asking Obama to lean on Christie - - - .

Seems foolish to me, as no self-respecting Republican would vote for RINO-Boy Christie anyway.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 12:10:12 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: centurion316

Chris Christie and Federal probe should never appear in the same sentence!


11 posted on 01/13/2014 12:11:09 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: centurion316

12 posted on 01/13/2014 12:11:43 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: centurion316

Democrats using the powers of the Federal government to shape the next election.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 12:11:45 PM PST by DBrow
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To: centurion316

Dang! The Rats are putting the hammer down on this possible Republicant POTUS nominee!
If only they put 1/8 of this effort into any of the criminal investigations that have come out over just the last year alone.


14 posted on 01/13/2014 12:11:57 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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Take note of the lengths the GOP-e will go to help Christie while sticking its finger in Cruz’ eye.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 12:12:11 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: centurion316

...sounds like the old Hilda RAT tactic....guilty or not....it’s the perceived tag they hit you with...pure Clintonista....WITHIN HOURS FEDERAL PROBE...16 months for Benghazi and IRS investigations...and still nothing


16 posted on 01/13/2014 12:12:13 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Las Vegas Ron

any probes into how CGI Federal is distributing Sandy Aid money?


17 posted on 01/13/2014 12:12:39 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: centurion316

hahahaha—you play with vipers, you’re gonna get bit.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 12:13:17 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“Stick a fork into Krispy Kreme.”

Next on the chopping block is Jeb Bush


19 posted on 01/13/2014 12:13:49 PM PST by jimmyo57
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To: fwdude

“Christie will pay for his love-fest with Homobama.”

Homobama — Love it!! What is that old saying: “If you lie down with dogs, you are going to get fleas.”?? Too bad, so sad, Chrissie.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 12:13:52 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: GeronL
Federal probes are only for the political enemy these days.

I guess Hillary really did feel threatened by Christie.

21 posted on 01/13/2014 12:14:34 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: centurion316

This was officially the moment when Zero threw Chris Christie under the bus. When will R’s figure out that dems and the media will always throw them over, no matter how friendly or moderate or fawning they get. They are useful only so long as they can be used to elect dems or provide ledes for articles criticizing conservatives.


22 posted on 01/13/2014 12:14:48 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: jimmyo57

I think the Uniparty wants a Hillary-Jeb race


23 posted on 01/13/2014 12:14:50 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: centurion316
Pork for Pork Porkie?

Surprise Christie. You thought they were your friends???

Well, you laid down with dogs, so.....

GOPe - stuck on incredibly stupid. And traitorous.
24 posted on 01/13/2014 12:15:14 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: centurion316

The Christie camp is saying all these expenditures and the ads were vetted and approved by the Federal government in advance. He is also saying these are routine audits by the inspector general which always occur under these type of Federal programs. If he’s right then the media is shamelessly misrepresenting the situation just to dishonestly take advantage of bridgegate snafu.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 12:15:16 PM PST by circlecity
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To: centurion316

Whatsamatta, Crispy, is that reacharound turning out to not be what you expected?


26 posted on 01/13/2014 12:15:31 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Jewbacca

I agree and thought this at the beginning.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 12:17:30 PM PST by sarasota
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To: informavoracious
"They are going to crucify every single Repub candidate. We did not want him anyway, but they will do the same to every GOP prospective candidate."

That's true. But usually they try to discredit the stronger conservative nominees first. And leave an attackable liberal as our nominee.

The fact that they couldn't help themselves but attack Christie now, rather than after he was the GOP nominee, indicates either:


28 posted on 01/13/2014 12:19:32 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: centurion316
The Dem's plan for 2016 is now clear, they will destroy every Republican candidate so that they can run whoever they want unopposed.

P.S. I must however admit, I am enjoying Cristie's karmic crucifixion.
Too bad the GOPe will never learn that you can't make friends with an enemy sworn to destroy you.

29 posted on 01/13/2014 12:19:40 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: centurion316

He used $30 million that was to help actually victims for basically campaign commercials for himself. If he runs for president you can bet they will have clips from these infomercials.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 12:20:03 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: centurion316

I despise the fat bastard but... obama and his people approved this and it will go right to the White House and then the left will drop this phase of “operation dumbo” like a red hot coal..


31 posted on 01/13/2014 12:20:04 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: centurion316

Democrats are clearing the field of any potential electoral threats early. This time-tested “politics of personal destruction” event has John Podesta’s fingerprints all over it.


32 posted on 01/13/2014 12:20:27 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: centurion316

Oh I wish I were a Liberal Source of Media!
That is what I’d truly like to beeeeee.
Because if I were a Liberal Source of Media,
I could shape the whole world just for me!!


33 posted on 01/13/2014 12:20:39 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: jimmyo57

Yep! Stick a fork in it.
This pork roast is done and ready for (RAT) eating.


34 posted on 01/13/2014 12:20:44 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: circlecity
If he’s right then the media is shamelessly misrepresenting the situation just to dishonestly take advantage of bridgegate snafu

Wait, what? You are telling me the media simply lies outright like a Propaganda organ from the Soviet Union or Nazi Germany?

Wow.

35 posted on 01/13/2014 12:24:17 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: centurion316

The media is shooting their own early this year. When did the GOP nomination slaughter season start?


36 posted on 01/13/2014 12:24:22 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: DannyTN
HEY! this is Corpus Christie we're talking about... don't be small-timing him!

37 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:36 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: centurion316

Reminds me of the Morton Salt pitch phrase.


38 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:39 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: centurion316
You go, Hilary!

We're coming for you next ;-)

Love,
The Tea Party

39 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:53 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: centurion316

I wonder if Christie has made a call to his buddy. Doesn’t Obammy owe him a favor? Won’t Barrack call his media dogs off his fat little friend?

I hope Christie and the rest of the RINOs are watching what lapdog “compromise” will get you. I won’t be holding my breath.


40 posted on 01/13/2014 12:26:10 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: centurion316

I sure as Hell hope that Ted Cruz runs in 2016, and that he is squeaky, squeaky, squeaky clean. (Seems like he would be, but then again, ya never know).


41 posted on 01/13/2014 12:26:35 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: GeronL

Uni-party. This is what they have been crowing about on lib sites, that soon there will be a one party rule in this country. Look how close we are.

We have talk radio, doesn’t do a damn thing. Fox News - doesn’t help. Our side just works our butts off to pay for vacations for Michelle Obama and welfare recipients but we can’t afford any.

Feeling hopeless. Where are any Americans speaking LOUDLY about our constitution and getting government out of EVERYTHING not enumerated therein? I’d rather see kids starving than this lack of freedom. For real.


42 posted on 01/13/2014 12:26:59 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: DaxtonBrown
The Left and GOPe was setting him up to be the next nominee. The Left just jumped the gun on the trigger to take him out.

That was my thought. Now they are going to have to race another preferred candidate for us to run against Hildabeast. Then they'll have to quickly turn that around and destroy that person before primaries. There's still time. If nothing else, Arizona is about done with McCain. I'm sure he'd run again.

43 posted on 01/13/2014 12:28:40 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: centurion316
Beleaguered New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faces a federal probe into the misuse of Superstorm Sandy relief money after his government supervised the funding of a 'Stronger Than The Storm' ad campaign featuring the governor and his family just weeks before his re-election, it was revealed on Monday.

Perhaps the "Beleaguered" one would like us Conservatives to come to his defense?

Fat chance.

When he (apparently) did what he could to help Mister Obama's election to (again, apparently) to corner (hog?) the 2016 nomination for himself, he severed critical ties.

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44 posted on 01/13/2014 12:29:41 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: centurion316
The protocol for taking out a Republican candidate is to wait until after the nomination or just before.

My big question is who released the smoking email?

45 posted on 01/13/2014 12:29:48 PM PST by AU72
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To: Maceman

The ads were approved by the Obama Administration.


46 posted on 01/13/2014 12:30:45 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: centurion316

Timing is very suspect considering the lane closure fiasco, very well timed by the Dems to maximize impact on the early frontrunner IMHO.


47 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:12 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: DaxtonBrown

I love unintended consequences. Think the left got scared and figured he would beat Hillary. They did our job for us. We just saved millions in commercials and ads against another RINO who couldn’t win.

Hey libs. Rubio is taking money from La Raza..pass it on.


48 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:51 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: centurion316

I don’t give a darn, wouldn’t give a darn, if politicians on the left didn’t do the exact same things and worse with nary a peep. Politicians like Christie are the reason for “a pox on both their houses”, only it’s only politicians on the right which are held to standards of propriety and integrity. Making it impossible to support anyone, which seems to be the agenda, helped by useful idiots like Christie, to make real conservatives just give up and disengage altogether.


49 posted on 01/13/2014 12:34:38 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Welcome “The Dream Team.”

Hillary and Michelle...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/14/hillary-michelle-in-2016-clinton-obama-dream-team_n_2876253.html


50 posted on 01/13/2014 12:35:15 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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