Skip to comments.Christie Knew About Bridge Lane Closings, Port Authority Official Says
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. Christies who was appointed with the governors 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 administrations 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.
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At this point, what difference does it make?
This is big. Like RomneyCARE for Romney, this will
make him the “SHINE” ... as the next GOP losing candidate.
Mr. Weldstein, are you saying you were only following orders?
One down........... Mr Bush, please stand by
Fat boi is a bully. We all know that.
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.
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....
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.
Fodder for the MSM weekend shows.
It doesn't rise to level of using the IRS against your political enemies but it'll have to do.
And...goodbye Mr Christie....
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??
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
They’ll need a REALLY BIG BUS to get Christie under it..
Who does 'their' refer to?
Revenge porn. This guy lost his job over the scandel.
I bet Christie is hidding the truth in folders with Obama 2012 stickers
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.
Headline you'll never read in the NYT.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Christie was never a good candidate. He’s 100% in lockstep with the GOPe. We are better off without him in the race.
He’s a RINO. 100%.
Better he get knocked out now, rather than later.
Now what dirt can we come up with on Jeb?
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.
He’s a Bush. Should be all we need.
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 .
His last name should be enough to disqualify him.
“The truth doesnt 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.
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.
I shouldn’t laugh but I can’t help it.
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.
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?
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.
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely
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.
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.
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!
The guy says he has evidence—so maybe you should stop smearing him.
Is this man attempting to insinuate that Chris “Tony Soprano” Christie is some sort of bully!?
THE NERVE OF THIS MAN!
He isn’t viable and never was or will be.
What he is is a big, fat, stupid lying jerk.
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.