Skip to comments.Now Chris Christie faces federal probe over using $4.7 MILLION of Sandy funds (shortened title)
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 years campaign. Another firm offered to do it for $2.5 million.
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Christie will pay for his love-fest with Homobama. I’m enjoying every second of it.
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.
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.
I would think TEA Party types get great pleasure out of that fat slob’s trepidations. Stick a fork into Krispy Kreme.
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.
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
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.
” - - - - 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.
Chris Christie and Federal probe should never appear in the same sentence!
Democrats using the powers of the Federal government to shape the next election.
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.
Take note of the lengths the GOP-e will go to help Christie while sticking its finger in Cruz’ eye.
...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
any probes into how CGI Federal is distributing Sandy Aid money?
hahahaha—you play with vipers, you’re gonna get bit.
“Stick a fork into Krispy Kreme.”
Next on the chopping block is Jeb Bush
“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.
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