After months of praising the Christie Administration after Superstorm Sandy, Zimmer used the media frenzy when the Bridgegate story broke in January of 2014 to become famous by alleging that Guadagno shook her down seven months earlier.
The mayor said that Guadagno told her, on behalf of Governor Christie, that Hoboken’s Sandy recovery aide was tied to Zimmer pushing through a development application for the Rockefeller Group. The shakedown allegedly happened at a supermarket ribbon cutting ceremony in May of 2013. Zimmer suddenly remembered the shakedown in January of 2014 when the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal was dominating the news.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | 2 Comments »
It turns out that the Bloomberg Business story that David Wildstein, Governor Chris Christie’s former #2 man at Port Authority of NY/NJ,would plead guilty to an unspecified federal charge associated with the Bridgegate scandal today, is not so.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s Public Affairs Office sends an email to the media every morning with a heads up of proceeding that are planned for the day. There was no proceedings including Wildstein in this morning’s email. I emailed Matthew Reilly, the Public Information Officer. “Nothing on Wildstein? Was the Bloomberg leak another false alarm?” “Nothing on Wildstein,” Reilly responded.
There were going to be Bridgegate indictments announced in December, January and March, according to mainstream press reports. They never happened.
Leaks out of the Justice Department have not been reliable since Chris Christie was U.S. Attorney.Posted: April 30th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Justice Department, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Matthew Reilly, Paul Fishman | 3 Comments »
Federal prosecutors subpoena Port Authority over claims Christie retaliated against Fulop, report saysPosted: March 20th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Jersey City, Paul Fishman, Steve Fulop | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Jersey City, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Paul Fishman, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Steve Fulop, US Attorney Paul Fishman | 5 Comments »
Correction: U.S. Attorney has not opened new Christie investigation into Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office
Contrary to published reports, including one here at MMM, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office has not opened a new criminal investigation into Governor Chris Christie’s role, if any, in quashing the prosecution of former Hunterdon County Sheriff Deborah Trout.
The initial inaccurate report was published by International Business Times, a content partner of MMM through repubHub. MMM published the IBT story after noticing it was being cited by other news outlets.
On Friday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show published a report that included a denial from the U.S. Attorney’s office that it is investigating Christie over the Trout issue. (h/t SaveJersey)
Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Monmouth County, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Chris Christie, Governor Chris Christie, IBT, International Business Times, Matthew Reilly, MSNBC, NJNewsCommons, Rachel Maddow Show, repubHub, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | 2 Comments »
“Any characterization that we are investigating the Governor about this is just not true … . [W]e talk to people all the time. It doesn’t mean we’re investigating anybody.”
Federal prosecutors have widened their investigation into the relationship between Governor Chris Christie’s office and his 2013 reelection campaign, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal.
WSJ reports that U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office has subpoenaed documents related to government meetings that Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop claims were canceled after he declined to endorse Christie’s reelection.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Paul Fishman, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Mark Sokolich, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Steve Fulop, U.S., U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, Wall Street Journal, WSJ | 1 Comment »