One day after the State Legislative Committee’s report stating that there was no evidence that Governor Chris Christie had prior knowledge of the September 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures, WNBC-4 New York’s Brian Thompson is reporting that multiple sources say that U. S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s investigation into the scandal could be wrapped up by the end of next month resulting in “at least a half dozen potential indictments.”
Thompson’s report said that those facing potential indictment are former Christie staffers and current and former Port Authority officials.Posted: December 5th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Brian Thompson, Bridgegate, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge, Port Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ, WNBC-4 New York | 4 Comments »
The legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal has so far been billed more than $725,000 in legal fees, according to bills submitted by two attorneys representing the committee. Jenner & Block, which has several attorneys…
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TRENTON — New e-mails released today by the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings link Gov. Chris Christie’s chief political strategist, Mike DuHaime, to discussions about the scandal and show more intimate involvement…
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David Wildstein, the former Port Authority Official who ordered the September 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that have come to be know as Bridgegate, claims that
he has evidence exists that Governor Chris Christie knew about the lane closures as they were happening, according to a report in the New York Times.
In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.
“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter added.
The letter from Wildstein’s attorney, Alan L. Zegas, can be read here.
Christie’s two hour press conference wherein he denied any prior knowledge of the lane closures and announced the termination of his Deputy Chief of Staff, Bridget Ann Kelly, and his top political adviser, Bill Stepien, can be viewed by clicking here.
Christie press spokesman, Michael Drewniak, has not responded to a phone call and an email requesting comment on Wildstein’s allegations.Posted: January 31st, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, Port Authority | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, David Wildstein, George Washington Bridge, Michael Drewniak, Port Authority of NY/NJ | 2 Comments »
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 on Samson Loses Rockefeller Group’s Business
TRENTON — State lawmakers leading the legislative investigation of the George Washington Bridge lane closures today said they plan to proceed with their probes even as the U.S. Attorney is dropping subpoenas in the case. State Assemblyman John Wisniweski…
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PolitickerNJ is reporting that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has issued subpoenas for documents to the Christie for Governor reelection campaign and the New Jersey State Republican Committee.
Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Port Authority, U.S. Attorney | Tags: Bridgegate, Chris Christie, George Washington Bridge, Mark Sheridan, Patton Boggs, Subpoena, U.S. Attorney | Comments Off on U.S. Attorney’s Office Subpoenas Christie’s Reelection Campaign and State GOP
“Patton Boggs has been retained to represent the Christie for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee in connection with investigations being conducted by the US Attorney’s Office and the legislative committee,” said Patton Boggs attorney, Mark Sheridan.
“We can confirm that the Christie for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee received subpoenas for documents from the U.S. Attorney’s office, in addition to the subpoena the campaign previously received from the state legislative committee. All three subpoenas focus on the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge. The campaign and the state party intend to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s office and the state legislative committee and will respond to the subpoenas accordingly.”