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NY Times: Christie Knew About GW Bridge Lane Closings
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-31-2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 01/31/2014 5:26:45 PM PST by servo1969

He knew. The liberal New York Times reported today that Governor Chris Christie knew about the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge when they were happening. The New York Times reported:

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.

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.

Christie denied knowledge of the scandal, “I had no knowledge of this.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
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In other words, "He's F-ed."

1 posted on 01/31/2014 5:26:45 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

“Adios, Fat F-—!”


2 posted on 01/31/2014 5:27:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: servo1969

No wonder no RINO’s or GOP Governors came to his defense.
They knew Christie knew. Bye Bye Christie!


3 posted on 01/31/2014 5:28:43 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: servo1969

I never realized how scared to death of Cristie the Democrats were.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 5:28:50 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: servo1969

This will keep the story alive for another couple of months.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 5:28:50 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: servo1969

And he thought Obama was his good friend.

LOL. Game. Set. Match.

Hillary/Weiner 2016.

That is what this is all about.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 5:29:02 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: servo1969

Duh.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 5:29:18 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: servo1969

Switch parties, Christie, and the people will cheer!


8 posted on 01/31/2014 5:29:40 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: All

Hillary/?????? 2016 - I was just joking on the other.

You know it’s coming down the pike.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 5:29:45 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: servo1969
Thanks for egotistically destroying the GOP brand.
10 posted on 01/31/2014 5:30:35 PM PST by Vision (Tune out, drop back)
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To: servo1969
0bama "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period."

0bama knew millions could not keep their health insurance

0bama knew about something affecting the health, welfare, and lives of millions of people, and lied.

Non-story.

Chris Christie knew about a few thousand people being inconvenienced on a bridge for a few hours and lied about it.

Huge story for a month.

Sorry. I hate Christie but I aint playing their game.

11 posted on 01/31/2014 5:31:40 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: servo1969

If only the media would focus as seriously on Hillary, Obama and Benghazi where Americans actually died.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 5:33:39 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Steely Tom

Sunday morning talk show bash....


13 posted on 01/31/2014 5:34:29 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Steely Tom

Good thing we aren’t talking about the IRS or Benghazi or .......


14 posted on 01/31/2014 5:34:34 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: servo1969

It must be true if the N.Y. Times says so.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 5:35:04 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: servo1969
Ubama knew about Benghazi.
16 posted on 01/31/2014 5:35:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: F15Eagle

I think Hillary goes with DeVal Patrick or Cory Booker as VP to continue the 99% D lock on minority voters with a “wink wink” about Hillary’s age and health.

However until I see the Chicago Mob clearly on board with the Clinton Crime Family, I’m not ready to believe it’s Hillary 2016.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 5:35:32 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Vision
Thanks for egotistically destroying the GOP brand.

"Destroying the GOP brand..."? Oh, that ship sailed so long ago, it's circumnavigated the globe several times by now.

18 posted on 01/31/2014 5:35:46 PM 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: servo1969

Oh goody round 2 of Blah Blah Blah


19 posted on 01/31/2014 5:35:52 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: servo1969
Whoa !
This new evidence has been talked about but not revealed.
20 posted on 01/31/2014 5:36:10 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: servo1969

Burn Christie Burn.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 5:39:17 PM PST by Ted Grant
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To: All

now the times can get back to working on if diblasio new about the snow plowing.


22 posted on 01/31/2014 5:39:47 PM PST by willywill
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To: F15Eagle

Sure is. I honestly think this tips their hand too.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 5:40:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: servo1969

NBC News today talked about ... IMPEACHING Christie.

He did not give MANPADS to al QAEDA or have
an Ambassador raped and murdered.

So, with this, and next week’s weather,
the MSM can coverup every single abomination
of this administration.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 5:40:57 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: FredZarguna

This is just like the Christians and the Muslims.

Everyone is supposed to know the Muslims are rioting murderers that we have to tolerate and appease and the Christians are supposed to keep a stiff upper lip and are in trouble if they don’t.

And everyone is supposed to know that the rats cheat and lie and we’re just supposed to accept that’s what the cool kids do and the Republicans are supposed to be saints and are in big trouble if they aren’t.


25 posted on 01/31/2014 5:41:43 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: servo1969

Clearing the way for Hillary


26 posted on 01/31/2014 5:42:04 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Diogenesis

So did all the people stuck in traffic.


27 posted on 01/31/2014 5:42:37 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: FredZarguna

Play their game this one time…it serves our purpose…they’ll rue the day they took Christie out…..


28 posted on 01/31/2014 5:43:14 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: FredZarguna

Nobody has yet shown that Crusty knew of intentional closures perpetrated for political vendetta. That’s the point where he will be toast.


29 posted on 01/31/2014 5:43:32 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: FredZarguna

I agree. It generally takes 45 minutes to get across that bridge on a good day from what I hear. So for a couple of days it took longer. Big deal.

Folks, this is exactly what they do to our Conservative candidates. Why do we play along like we’re not at war. I wouldn’t vote for Cristie, but I’ll be damned if I’ll sign on and play the Democrats gotcha game with them.

F the Democrats and their propaganda machine.


30 posted on 01/31/2014 5:43:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Diogenesis

No fan of Christie - because he closed 2 traffic lanes? ? LoL.

NBCSpews are silly idiots.


31 posted on 01/31/2014 5:43:48 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: servo1969

If the New York Times is reporting then you know it is true.


32 posted on 01/31/2014 5:43:50 PM PST by cornfedcowboy
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To: servo1969; Revolting cat!; GeronL

I’m glad that’s settled. Meanwhile anyone heard of Ben Ghazi???


33 posted on 01/31/2014 5:44:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: servo1969

Christie is a NE Liberal. His administration behaved as one would expect a Liberal Administration to behave. Why is anyone surprised?


34 posted on 01/31/2014 5:44:39 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: Sacajaweau
Sunday morning talk show bash....

Nope.

Saved by the Super Bowl.

35 posted on 01/31/2014 5:45:21 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I’ll defer judgement until the evidence is produced.


36 posted on 01/31/2014 5:46:36 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: DoughtyOne

They are not scared. He is a big, easy target. Also he played up to them so Christie thought he was part of their team and they would leave him alone. They saw an easy fool and they hit the easy target for mileage.


37 posted on 01/31/2014 5:49:58 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Theodore R.
Switch parties, Christie, and the people will cheer!

Yes, and we will be cheering when he takes on and knocks of Hillary in the Democrat primaries!

38 posted on 01/31/2014 5:51:17 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: DoughtyOne
It generally takes 45 minutes to get across that bridge on a good day from what I hear. So for a couple of days it took longer. Big deal.

My parents took me back East in 1987 to visit relatives, and we decided one day to drive from New Jersey into NY City, and then out to Long Island. I remember my dad complaining all the time about the bridges and the traffic. There's nothing new here.
39 posted on 01/31/2014 5:54:59 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: bmwcyle

“They saw an easy fool....”

.
And they were right.


40 posted on 01/31/2014 5:55:57 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: onyx

You’re absolutely right. I’m not into football...so never even thought of it.


41 posted on 01/31/2014 5:56:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bmwcyle

Well, if you think about it, look at the crew we’ve been lofting to lead us. Cristie would not be out of the running.

I think a lot of Lefties would be temped to vote for Christie over the other double wide who has gotten a free ride for nearly 40 years.

Yes, he did pull the same routine McCain did. And guess what, he’s gotten the same results. Too bad Boehner and the rest of the GOPe crew can’t glean anything meaningful from all this.

I think there’s reason behind your comments, so don’t get me wrong. I know where you’re coming from.


42 posted on 01/31/2014 5:57:41 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Deo volente

Thanks Deo Volente. I appreciate the mention. Good report...


43 posted on 01/31/2014 5:58:43 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Ted Grant
Burn Christie Burn.

Lotta tallow baby.


44 posted on 01/31/2014 6:00:26 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: servo1969

I’ve said this many times: If you’re a high-level assistant to a CEO or other very visible leader (public or private), you don’t make a move without being 100% certain your boss would approve, even if he doesn’t know about or OK every single action. This is why it makes little difference whether Christie actually “knew” about the bridge deal, because his top-level aides acted as they did knowing it was what he would have done, and would approve of.

The top executive sets the climate.


45 posted on 01/31/2014 6:00:46 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: servo1969
"The letter, sent from Mr. Wildstein’s lawyer, Alan Zegas, is to the Port Authority’s general counsel, contesting the agency’s decision over the legal fees. But it is clearly meant as a threat to the governor. Indeed, the allegations make up just one paragraph in a two-page letter that otherwise focuses on Mr. Wildstein’s demand that his legal fees be paid and that he be indemnified."

"Mr. Zegas did not respond to requests to discuss the letter, which also consisted of a strong defense of Mr. Wildstein against negative comments Mr. Christie made about him during the news conference. “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."

Hmmmmmmm. The Port Authority said it wouldn't foot Wildstein's legal fees. Wildstein's lawyer wants to make sure he gets paid -- questionable if Mr. Wildstein ends up in the hoosegow. On the basis of his lawyer's statement that, "he can prove the inaccuracy of some", we should all be ready to crown Hillary as Queen in January 2017?

Even I knew there was a colossal traffic jam on the GW bridge. It was designed in 1927. There is always a traffic jam on the GW bridge.

46 posted on 01/31/2014 6:02:03 PM 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: servo1969
The GOP-e took money away from Chooch in VA and gave it to Christie.

Good move GOP-e .

47 posted on 01/31/2014 6:02:25 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: servo1969

Great new, so I can have a nice evening, another RINO bites the dust.

I am on cloud nine


48 posted on 01/31/2014 6:02:27 PM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: servo1969
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

So how many high school and college friends of Christie's are in high places? There's around 9 million people in New Jersey, so it stands to reason that a few of Christie's friends would be floating around in "upper management".
49 posted on 01/31/2014 6:02:55 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Deo volente

Traffic is bad in NYC but the tolls are unreal. $15 to cross a bridge. The fruits of liberalism on display.


50 posted on 01/31/2014 6:03:39 PM PST by lodi90
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