Samson Gets Grounded For United Airlines Shakedown

David Samson

David Samson, the former Chairman of the Port Authority of NY/NJ and a former New Jersey Attorney General was sentenced to one year of home confinement, four years probation and fined $100,000 for using his official authority to pressure the parent company of United Airlines Inc to institute a non-stop flight from Newark to South Carolina so that he could visit his second home on weekends.

Samson pleaded guilty to one count of bribery last year. The sentence was imposed today by U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court.

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Posted: March 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, David Samson, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie breaks silence, scoffs at ‘loony’ Bridgegate trial claims

NEWARK — Ending a nearly five-month drought on taking questions from New Jersey reporters that began at the start of the Bridgegate trial, Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday said he won’t provide answers for every “loony” thing that was said during the trial. The governor, speaking at a drug rehabilitation event in Newark, briefly scolded reporters… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Christie’s New Low

Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31, 2014

Govenor Chris Christie at his Belmar Town Hall on July 31, 2014

Only 18% of New Jersey registered voters approve of Governor Chris Christie’s job performance and 73% disapprove, according to a FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning.  52% of registered Republicans disapprove of Christie’s performance.  33% of Republicans approve.

“A proposed renovation of the statehouse may improve the executive wing, but public attitudes are proving more difficult to change. This is the lowest recorded approval rating for any New Jersey governor in the years since the FDU poll has been measuring voter attitudes,” said Krista Jenkins, professor of political science and director of PublicMind.

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Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, FDU Public Mind Poll, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Activist who filed complaint against Christie to run for governor

assetcontent-79WAYNE — Bill Brennan, an activist and former firefighter, on Monday asked a judge to reconsider appointing a special prosecutor in an official misconduct case against Gov. Chris Christie. The Wayne resident, also announced he would seek the Democratic party nomination for governor in 2017. Brennan said he’s spent years fighting fraud, waste and corruption in… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Activist who filed complaint against Christie to run for governor

Watch MSNBC: Why you should know about Matt Doherty’s role in the Bridgegate investigation

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty was a “key independent eye witness” in the Mastro Report, the $10 million plus investigation by Governor Chris Christie’s lawyers which purportedly exonerated Christie and other members of his administration of wrongdoing in the Bridgegate matter and other Port Authority related scandals.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Watch MSNBC: Why you should know about Matt Doherty’s role in the Bridgegate investigation

A new low for Christie

Governor Chris Christie and Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty

Governor Chris Christie and Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty

Governor Chris Christie’s job approval and  favorability ratings hit a new low in a FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning.

Only 21% of New Jersey’s registered voters approved on the governor’s job performance and only 29% of those voters have a favorable opinion of him, according to the poll.  A majority of Republicans, 52%, disapprove of Christie’s performance.  90% of Democrats and 68% of Independents also disapprove.

“Apparently we’ve not yet found the floor for the governor’s approval among voters in the state. The recent gas tax increase that the governor supported no doubt caused some in his party to turn against him, even though he sought to reduce taxes in other areas in order to offset the increase at the pump,” said Krista Jenkins, professor of political science and director of PublicMind.

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Posted: October 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Bridgegate misconduct complaint against Christie: What happens next?

assetcontent-55TRENTON — A judge has allowed an official misconduct complaint against Gov. Chris Christie over his role in the Bridgegate scandal to proceed, but top criminal defense attorneys and former prosecutors say it’s tough to predict what happens next because those who handle such matters have been appointed by the governor. “This is a mess, because… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Bridgegate misconduct complaint against Christie: What happens next?

Judge finds probable cause in complaint against Christie over GWB lane closures

Belmar Main Street WalkA judge in Fort Lee, N.J., has found probable cause that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie committed official misconduct as part of the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal. Christie said through a spokesman he is appealing the ruling by Judge Roy F. McGeady immediately. For years Christie has denied any knowledge of the plot to close… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Judge finds probable cause in complaint against Christie over GWB lane closures

That day that Freeholder John Curley called Governor Christie a mother f’er, and other Bridgegate news

Freeholder John Curley

Freeholder John Curley

NEWARK– The governor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs was supposed to be an outreach office–a one-stop shop for mayors, local officials and civic leaders seeking assistance from the state. But as Gov. Chris Christie’s 2013 re-election campaign ramped up, the agency took on another role. It became a virtual arm of the campaign, using public resources to… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: October 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, John Curley, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Talk of Christie’s impeachment is ridiculous

The media buzz about the possibility of Governor Chris Christie being impeached is nothing more than click bait.  It’s not going to happen. The people writing that it could or should happen either know it won’t happen, don’t know what they are talking about or are trying to ensure that Christie has no political future.

The buzz got started when both the prosecution and the defense attorneys in the Bridgegate trial claimed that Christie knew that the George Washington Bridge lane closures in September of 2013 were political retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich while the lanes were closed and not a part of a traffic study.  Christie has already been convicted of that in the court of public opinion.

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Posted: September 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »