Federal prosecutors subpoena Port Authority over claims Christie retaliated against Fulop, report says

assetContentTRENTON — Federal prosecutors have issued a new subpoena to the Port Authority seeking records related to claims that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration retaliated against Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The subpoenas call for records from a number of former officials at the agency regarding interactions with… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Jersey City, Paul Fishman, Steve Fulop | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

N.J. senator who was close to Christie criticizes him in Senate speech

assetContentTRENTON — State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos did not vote to buck the governor today when Democrats unsuccessfully tried to override his veto of the Port Authority legislation. But Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), who had been a personal friend of Christie’s and one of his chief allies in the Legislature, today demonstrated just how much their relationship has deteriorated… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Joe Kyrillos, New Jersey, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Senate fails to override Christie veto of Port Authority reform bill

Bill Baroni, Gov Christie and David Wildstein

Bill Baroni, Gov Christie and David Wildstein

TRENTON — Despite overwhelming bi-partisan support for a Port Authority reform bill approved in November, the state Senate today failed to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of the bill. After nearly an hour of impassioned debate, Senators voted 25-14 for the override, two votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn the veto. State Sen.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Bridgegate Fall Guy Was Inside Man

The political operative who helped mastermind the notorious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge — and is now cooperating with a federal investigation of the Bridgegate scandal — had more extensive contact with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s inner circle than the governor has acknowledged. That is the conclusion of a WNYC examination of calendars… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie’s bridge scandal legal tab rises to $7.5M, records show

assetContent (44)TRENTON — The private law firm hired by Gov. Chris Christie in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closings billed taxpayers $7.46 million last year, causing total payouts to private law firms by the state Attorney General’s Office to increase for the fourth-straight year. The numbers, released late today to NJ Advance Media in… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 15 Comments »

PA chairman’s United flights add to the twists and turns of a wide-ranging investigation

assetContent (8)TRENTON — In a story that has been told only by the slow-drip disclosure of subpoenas, the ongoing investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal that has engulfed the Christie administration and some of his closest advisers continues to grow. In the latest revelations, United Airlines confirmed today that it has been asked to turn over… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Crime, Crime and Punishment, David Samson, New Jersey, Paul Fishman, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Christie campaign accumulates $800K in bridge scandal debt

assetContent (7)TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s 2013 re-election campaign account has accumulated $804,108 in debt from legal bills incurred in the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge scandal, according to its latest campaign finance report. The report, released today by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, shows the campaign owes $505,555 to the law firm Patton… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, NJ GOP | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

John Heyer is no Wally Edge

Vin Gopal. Not Devender Singh or John Heyer.

Vin Gopal. Not Devender Singh or John Heyer.

It took ten years for the identity of “Wally Edge,” founder of PolitickerNJ, to be revealed as David Wildstein, the former Mayor of Livingston, Chris Christie high school classmate and former Port Authority of NY/NJ Director of George Washington Bridge Lane Closures.

It’s taken less than a month to reveal the identity of “John Heyer” the anonymous blogger behind JerseyShoreInsider, if frequent MMM commenter and Neptune Township GOP County Committeeman Jim Granelli is right.

The real Wally Edge was twice the governor of New Jersey and a U.S. Senator.  The real John Heyer was a Monmouth County Freeholder in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, after fighting in the Civil War.

The fake “John Heyer” and JerseyShoreInsider blogger is really Deputy Vice Chairman of the State Democratic Party and Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, according to Granelli.

Gopal engaged Granelli on facebook as himself, apparently thinking he was signed in to facebook as “Heyer,” according to a copy of the exchange that Granelli sent MMM:

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Posted: January 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , | 18 Comments »

Federal prosecutors interviewed Chris Christie in bridge scandal probe, report says

assetContent (17)TRENTON — Federal prosecutors interviewed Gov. Chris Christie last month as part of the ongoing investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy, according to a published report. The governor, who’s weighing a presidential campaign, met with prosecutors and the FBI for more than two hours, according to ABC news. The meeting took place at… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

U.S. Attorney issues new subpoenas in Christie investigation

MMM photo by Art Gallagher

MMM photo by Art Gallagher

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.

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Posted: January 8th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Paul Fishman, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »