Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said the U.S. Attorney’s Office has asked her to stop talking about her allegations that top officials in the Christie Administration told her that Sandy Relief money was contingent upon her approving a development for the Rockefeller Group, according to HudsonCountyTV.
“The US Attorney’s office has asked that we do not conduct additional media interviews and we are respecting their request. I stand by my previous statements and remain willing to testify under oath about all of the facts in this case.”
The U.S. Attorney’s office has not confirmed that they made such a request, or that they have even met with Zimmer.
Members of the Hoboken City Council want to question Zimmer about what else she is hiding, according to Hoboken411. Now she can try to put that that inquiry on hold indefinitely.
Zimmer no longer appears willing to take a lie detector test about her charges. When she first make the allegations on MSNBC’s Up with Steve Kornacki last Saturday, Zimmer said she would answer any questions, take a lie detector test, and testify under oath. In her statement today she says she would testify but omits her willingness to sit for a polygraph test.
MMM extended an invitation to Zimmer to take a polygraph test on Monday. We had two credentialed testers ready; Fred Meyer and Gerald Toriello. Zimmer didn’t respond to repeated messages. Nor did Juan Melli, her spokesperson.
Zimmer’s excuse for why she waited 8 months before coming forward with her allegations is that she did not think that anyone would believe her. Did she have to go on TV before she thought the U.S. Attorney would believe her?
If Zimmer thought she was being illegally strong armed, she should have gone to the U.S. Attorney right way last May. That way a proper investigation could have been done. She could have worn a wire. We could be listening to recordings instead of reading her diary entries.
If she had done that, Barbara Buono might be governor.