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Christie Knew About Bridge Lane Closings, Port Authority Official Says
The New York Times ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014 | Kate Zernike

Posted on 01/31/2014 12:47:24 PM PST by kristinn

The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening, and that he had the evidence to prove it.

In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.

“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter added.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bridgegate; chrischristie; christie; christieknew; fortlee; gwbscandal; memebuilding; newjersey; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; randsconcerntrolls; tpinos
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1 posted on 01/31/2014 12:47:24 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

At this point, what difference does it make?


2 posted on 01/31/2014 12:49:39 PM PST by madprof98
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To: madprof98

This is big. Like RomneyCARE for Romney, this will
make him the “SHINE” ... as the next GOP losing candidate.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 12:50:46 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: kristinn

Mr. Weldstein, are you saying you were only following orders?


4 posted on 01/31/2014 12:50:49 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kristinn

One down........... Mr Bush, please stand by


5 posted on 01/31/2014 12:51:48 PM PST by woodenickel
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To: kristinn

Fat boi is a bully. We all know that.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 12:53:39 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: kristinn

Ironically, the MSM will be the ones to come to his rescue so he doesn’t lose his status as the next Dole-McCain-Romney republican candidate they all love to have on the ballot.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 12:53:56 PM PST by MNnice
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To: madprof98
Politicians exercising their power for a personal vendetta. The horror!
8 posted on 01/31/2014 12:53:56 PM PST by fhayek
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To: woodenickel
this is what the media/nsa/democrat complex does...it destroys viable candidates time and again....

how many good candidates have there been where "something" just happens to happen or be discovered accidentally of course....

they'll go after Rand or Cruz or Jeb or whoever next, to pave the way for their next god....

stop falling for this time and again people....

9 posted on 01/31/2014 12:54:15 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: kristinn

The truth doesn’t matter. Their strategy is to keep bringing the bridge thing up until the Republican party bigs drop Christie.

He is a threat to their entrenched power, and can win.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 12:54:44 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: kristinn

Fodder for the MSM weekend shows.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 12:56:10 PM PST by AU72
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To: fhayek
Politicians exercising their power for a personal vendetta. The horror!

It doesn't rise to level of using the IRS against your political enemies but it'll have to do.

12 posted on 01/31/2014 12:56:55 PM PST by MNnice
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To: kristinn

And...goodbye Mr Christie....


13 posted on 01/31/2014 12:57:42 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: kristinn

I didn’t think that the issue was Christie’s knowledge of the CLOSINGS. I thought the issue was his knowledge about the fact that these occurred on his office’s orders??


14 posted on 01/31/2014 12:57:59 PM PST by pogo101
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To: kristinn

He should have just quit the pres race immediately, he was done with it anyway. Not knowing that in itself disqualifies him

He really shod have said whatever he wanted to at the time of discovery, because that was the moment his pres bid was over (and Romney moved back in).

The jersey people don’t really care about this stuff. They don’t like it but they know and they know what they do t want to know.

What they really don’t know is how that slobbering Bammy’s hug did this guy in for outside jersey aspirations. And it showed how stupid he is for national politics. To e deaf for it, like in this instance


15 posted on 01/31/2014 12:58:22 PM PST by stanne
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To: kristinn

They’ll need a REALLY BIG BUS to get Christie under it..


16 posted on 01/31/2014 1:00:11 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: I want the USA back
He is a threat to their entrenched power, and can win.

Who does 'their' refer to?

17 posted on 01/31/2014 1:01:21 PM PST by 03A3 (The reset is gonna be epic.)
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To: kristinn

Revenge porn. This guy lost his job over the scandel.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 1:02:24 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: 03A3

I bet Christie is hidding the truth in folders with Obama 2012 stickers


19 posted on 01/31/2014 1:03:19 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom
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To: woodenickel

If you don’t think Romney started running last week, ... well, you’re in good compny. Not even rush seems to be picking up on that. But Romney’s back in and just when anyone could sense Christie was out
Which was as soon as this story broke

Too bad hr hugged the one.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 1:04:19 PM PST by stanne
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To: kristinn
This whole invented fiasco is a waste of time. The MSM may as well bring up
a whirlwind of drama about when Christy knew the public toilets would
run out of toilet paper.
21 posted on 01/31/2014 1:07:56 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: kristinn
Christie Obama Knew About Bridge Lane Closings Terrorists Attacking Consulate in Benghazi, Still Did Nothing While Americans Were Brutally Killed

Headline you'll never read in the NYT.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

22 posted on 01/31/2014 1:09:34 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: 03A3
He is a threat shill to their our entrenched power[s], and can win.
23 posted on 01/31/2014 1:09:53 PM PST by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.")
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To: cherry

Christie was never a good candidate. He’s 100% in lockstep with the GOPe. We are better off without him in the race.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 1:10:28 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: kristinn
“the Christie administration’s order” does not guarantee that Christie himself knew about it. But if he has evidence that Christie did, let's see it.
25 posted on 01/31/2014 1:10:54 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: I want the USA back

He’s a RINO. 100%.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 1:11:07 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Better he get knocked out now, rather than later.

Now what dirt can we come up with on Jeb?


27 posted on 01/31/2014 1:11:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: MNnice
There are two standards, two worlds really. Bill Clinton fires ALL of the Federal prosecutors (because they were on to him and his cronies), and that is no big deal. George W. Bush fires seven of them because they are not doing their job, and it is a constitutional crisis. The MSM sees not even the slightest hypocrisy in this.
28 posted on 01/31/2014 1:11:26 PM PST by fhayek
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To: kristinn

Good! Now they can BBQ that bloated RINO over an open fire!

If they could only figure out a way to link Jeb Bush my day would be complete.


29 posted on 01/31/2014 1:13:14 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: dfwgator

Dirt?

He’s a Bush. Should be all we need.


30 posted on 01/31/2014 1:15:33 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: kristinn

For once, a candidate whom I really did not want to suck the air out of everything is getting the Dem treatment and it’s fine with me.

He’s truly screwed if he did; this is construable as a felony, and if the Feds are involved, as they are, they may make a big fat meal out him .


31 posted on 01/31/2014 1:16:06 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: kristinn

32 posted on 01/31/2014 1:23:50 PM PST by conservative98
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To: dfwgator
Now what dirt can we come up with on Jeb?

His last name should be enough to disqualify him.

33 posted on 01/31/2014 1:27:30 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: I want the USA back

“The truth doesn’t matter. Their strategy is to keep bringing the bridge thing up until the Republican party bigs drop Christie.”

The morons dont realize theyre doing us a favor.


34 posted on 01/31/2014 1:27:53 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: kristinn

Well its not like he refused to provide a US Ambassador with security and then refused to send help to prevent the murder of four Americans.

Neither is it like he was selling guns to drug traffickers directly resulting in the deaths of Americans and thousands of Mexicans.

Or using the IRS to persecute innocent Americans for their political beliefs.


35 posted on 01/31/2014 1:29:03 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kristinn
 

 

36 posted on 01/31/2014 1:30:44 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: woodenickel

I shouldn’t laugh but I can’t help it.


37 posted on 01/31/2014 1:32:35 PM PST by windcliff
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To: madprof98

nice


38 posted on 01/31/2014 1:32:55 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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39 posted on 01/31/2014 1:35:56 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

ya know what........that pic does trafficgate justice. and of course he knew. I will dog repubs as much as dems when it comes to CORRUPTION. Dang, screw em all.


40 posted on 01/31/2014 1:40:06 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: I want the USA back
Christie is a a jerk - a repugnicant version of the typical thug dim. He smooched Barrys butt to stick it to Romney. The state of NJ deserves him, and that is where he should stay. If he bounces his way to the GOP nomination it will be 8 years of swillary. I have serious doubts that we will ever be able to undo the damage done by barry. If she is elected, America, as we used to know it, is most certainly finished.
41 posted on 01/31/2014 1:40:45 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: JoeProBono

I am not a big fan of Christie.

However, I don’t like to see people smeared.

What additional EVIDENCE has been put forward to show that Christie himself knew?

Answer—NONE.

All we have is a guy who wants money claiming that “Christie knew—take my word for it.”

This is just a sorry excuse for the NY Slimes to do what it does best—slime what they view as a conservative potential candidate, every chance they get, whether there is actual EVIDENCE or not.

Any conservative who puts the slightest credence in this story, in the absence of EVIDENCE, is just doing what the NY SLIMES wants.


42 posted on 01/31/2014 1:41:43 PM PST by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: VaRepublican

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely


43 posted on 01/31/2014 1:42:06 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: pogo101

I believe that you are correct. If you read the NYT story carefully, it simply says that the former state worker is claiming that Christie knew of the closures as they were occurring. He is not claiming that Christie knew that his administration was causing the closures. The article later states that Christie previously said that he was unaware of his administration having caused the closures. The article does not state that Christie ever denied knowing about the fact of the closures as they were occurring. Drudge’s headline is misleading. However, the story quotes the former official as stating that Christie denied knowing about the closures as they were occurring. I think that this might be a false accusation.


44 posted on 01/31/2014 1:43:39 PM PST by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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To: I want the USA back

Christie is a massive (and I mean massive) pro-amnesty RINO.

The only thing he might have been good for is to split the RINO vote in the primaries so an actual conservative could possibly squeak through.


45 posted on 01/31/2014 1:46:07 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: kristinn

looks like the MSM (Marxist/Socialist Media) is getting close to picking another pubbie off!

At one a month, they better hurry, times flyin!

Oh well, they can have this gun grabbing RINO out of the McCain school for political treachery!


46 posted on 01/31/2014 1:51:15 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: TheConservator

The guy says he has evidence—so maybe you should stop smearing him.


47 posted on 01/31/2014 1:54:03 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: kristinn

Is this man attempting to insinuate that Chris “Tony Soprano” Christie is some sort of bully!?

THE NERVE OF THIS MAN!


48 posted on 01/31/2014 1:57:24 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: cherry

He isn’t viable and never was or will be.

What he is is a big, fat, stupid lying jerk.


49 posted on 01/31/2014 1:58:12 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: kristinn

You bet he did!
Not a chance he did not. I bet he was laughing at what happened. Never mind the people who had to get to work or to anyplace. One big joke to these people.


50 posted on 01/31/2014 2:02:02 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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