TRENTON, N.J.—New Jersey won’t pay for Bridget Anne Kelly’s legal bills. That decision followed a months-long fight by her attorney who argued she was being treated differently from other state employees who, like her, all believed it was a traffic study that caused the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge in September 2013. The details… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 12th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Bridgegate, Bridget Ann Kelly, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge Scandal, Legal fees, Mastro Report, Michael Critchely, Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off on New Jersey won’t pay legal bills for Bridget Anne Kelly in GWB case
The Port Authority’s top lawyer, his deputy and at least one staff attorney are among 15 people whose legal bills are being paid by the agency in connection with investigations that have surfaced in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. “The Port Authority today confirmed that it is providing legal counsel to… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 6th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, Port Authority | Tags: Bill Baroni, Bridgegate, Bridget Ann Kelly, David Wildstein, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off on Even the lawyers now have lawyers at the embattled Port Authority
David Wildstein, the former Port Authority official who has pleaded guilty in the Bridgegate scandal, accused Governor Chris Christie of revealing secret Grand Jury testimony during a 2010 meeting about Port Authority Police leadership, a violation of federal law, according to a report in The New York Times.
In answering Interrogatories in a civil case unrelated to the George Washington Bridge closure, Wildstein swore that in June of 2010 Christie directed Port Authority to fire Arthur Cifelli, the agency’s Police Deputy Superintendent and to hire Jerry Speziale, then the Passaic County Sheriff to fill the post.
Wildstein alleged that Christie told those in the meeting that Cifelli had perjured himself in Grand Jury proceedings related to former Senate President John Lynch while Christie was U. S. Attorney.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Port Authority | Tags: Arthur Cifelli, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, Grand Jury, Jerry Speziale, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ | 1 Comment »
Only 23 % of New Jersey residents think Governor Chris Christie has been completely honest regarding his involvement in and knowledge of the Bridgegate affair, according to a Monmouth University Poll released this morning. 69%, including 52% of New Jersey Republicans, think Christie is being less than completely honest.
“The governor has maintained that he was not involved in the lane closures nor did he know about them as they were happening. Most New Jerseyans don’t buy it,” said Patrick Murray, Executive Director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
Half of New Jersey residents, 52% of registered voters, think Christie was personally involved in the George Washington Bridge Lane closures during his reelection campaign in September of 2013. Only 34% think he was not personally involved.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Monmouth Poll, Patrick Murray | 3 Comments »
Governor Christie’s former Deputy Chief of Staff who was indicted for her alleged role in Bridgegate, asserted her innocence and declared that David Wildstein, the former Director of Capital Projects who pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for his role in Bridgegate, is a liar.
Kelly and her attorney, Michael Critchley, address the press at his office following the press conference held by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman this afternoon.
Critchley said with certainty that Kelly will be found innocent of the charges against her. He pledged to exposed what really happened regarding the George Washington Bridge lane closure at trail.
A video of Kelly’s press conference, courtesy of NJTV, appears below the fold.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate | Tags: Bridgegate, Bridget Ann Kelly, Michael Critchely | 1 Comment »
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman: Based On The Evidence That Is Currently Available To Us, We’re Not Going To Charge Anybody Else In This Scheme
Governor Chris Christie’s Office released the following statement in response to today’s guilty plea by David Wildstein, the indictments of former Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni and Bridget Ann Kelly, Christie’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, as well as U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s press conference:
Governor Christie has said from day one that he had no knowledge or involvement in the planning, motivation, authorization or execution of the decision to realign lanes on the George Washington Bridge. After fifteen months and three independent investigations, including those conducted by a partisan, Democratic-led joint committee and an outside law firm, that conclusion remains unchanged.
- The key facts that came to light in the first quarter of 2014 have not changed in any material way, more than a year later. The individuals alleged to be responsible and facing charges today are David Wildstein, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, and they were all separated from the Port Authority and the Governor’s Office more than 15 months ago.
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