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U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman is leaning on former Port Authority officials David Samson, Bill Baroni and David Wildstein and Charles McKenna, Governor Chris Christie’s former Chief Counsel, to”filp” on Christie, according to a report published on Esquire today.
Esquire’s two anonymous sources “with intimate knowledge” of Fishman’s investigation into “Bridgegate” said that Samson, Baroni and Wildstein each face “near-certain” indictment.
Esquire says that Baroni and Wildstein have implicated Samson and that “if Sampson doesn’t give Fishman Christie, Sampson is toast.”
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Posted: June 19th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, Dawn Zimmer, Kim Guadagno, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Bill Baroni, Bridgegate, Bridgegate Investigation, Charles McKenna, Chris Christie, David Samson, David Wildstein, Dawn Zimmer, Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Obama Administration, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman | 11 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie’s held is first press conference since January 9 this afternoon to answer questions regarding the Mastro Report into the George Washington Bridge lane closures known as Bridgegate that was released yesterday.
Christie announced the resignation of Port Authority Chairman David Samson in his statement prior to taking reporters questions.
The press conference was available live on MMM via livestream.
A recording of the press conference is made available courtesy of NJTV.
Posted: March 28th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: Bridgegate, David Samson, Governor Chris Christie Press Conference, livestream, NJTV, Port Authority of NY/NJ | 3 Comments »
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Posted: February 5th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, Port Authority | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Christie Administration, David Samson, Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken, Hunterdon, NJ Spotlight, Port Authority of NY/NJ | 1 Comment »
The real estate developer at the heart of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s allegations against the Christie Administration has fired it’s law firm, Wolf and Samson, according to a report in the New York Times.
The law firm is led by Port Authority of NY/NJ Chairman David Samson, a former NJ Attorney General. Samson, who has been subpoenaed by the legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures that have dominated the state and national political news this month and put Governor Christie’s presidential prospects in jeopardy, appears to be a central figure in both the Hoboken and George Washington Bridge controversies.
Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Samson, Dawn Zimmer, George Washington Bridge, Hoboken, Port Authority of NY/NJ | Comments Off
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and DCA Commissioner Richard Constable fingered by Zimmer
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki this morning that Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable threatened to deprive Hoboken of Sandy Relief funds if she did not secure a development approval for for a project favored by Governor Chris Christie.
The Rockefeller Group project hasn’t been approved and Hoboken has only gotten a small fraction of the Sandy Relief it requested. Port Authority Chairman David Samson’s law firm, Wolf and Samson, represents the Rockefeller Group.
Zimmer requested $127 million in aide for Hoboken, 80% of which was underwater after the Superstorm hit in October of 2012. The city has received $142,000 for a back up generator and $200,000 in recovery grants.
On Karnack’s show, UP with Steve Kornacki, Zimmer said she should have come forth sooner.
The governor’s office has denied the claims. Spokesperson Michael Drewniak issued the following statement to MSNBC:
“Mayor Zimmer has been effusive in her public praise of the Governor’s Office and the assistance we’ve provided in terms of economic development and Sandy aid,” Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak wrote in a statement. “What or who is driving her only now to say such outlandishly false things is anyone’s guess.”
A Hudson County Jury apparently did not believe Zimmer’s testimony last month when they awarded Hoboken’s former public safety director $440,000 in a discrimination suit . The jury held the City, not Zimmer, accountable for the discrimination.
Zimmer showed Korancki documents and her diaries to back up the explosive claims she made this morning. She said she would be willing to testify under oath.
Posted: January 18th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Dawn Zimmer, Hoboken | Tags: Bridgegate, David Samson, Department of Community Affairs, Governor Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno, MSNBC, Port Authority of NY/NJ, Richard Constable, Steve Kornacki | 13 Comments »