Feds Set To Investigate Christie Bridge Scandal

After emails showed allies snarled traffic in a town as political revenge

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Federal prosecutors were set to open an investigation Thursday into the lane closures in New Jersey that were revealed Wednesday to be part of a political revenge plot pushed by top aides to Gov. Chris Christie.

Citing an unnamed law enforcement source, the New York Times reports that the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, Paul Fishman, will open the inquiry after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey referred the case to his office. Fishman later said in a statement that he’s”reviewing the matter to determine whether a federal law was implicated,” the Associated Press reports.

Emails that surfaced Wednesday suggest members of Christie’s administration deliberately shuttered lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge as retribution against a mayor who wouldn’t back Christie’s reelection campaign. Christie apologized and fired a top aide on Thursday as he tried to move past a scandal that could threaten his 2016 presidential hopes.

11 comments
ThomasHall
ThomasHall

Start with Ms. Kelly who ordered the traffic snarl who was later fired by Christie, as he says, without ever talking to her. Christie seems strangely disinterested. Maybe the Feds can lean on Kelly or the NJ Port Authority chief who resigned and has since pleaded the Fifth Amendment against testifying. Thansks to the GOP's activist SCOTUS justices such a refusal to testify can be used against him.

sacredh
sacredh

Another case of a prominent republican taking himself out with self-inflicted wounds. Clear that path for Hillary.

reallife
reallife

how is the Benghazi investigation coming along?


disinterested3rdparty
disinterested3rdparty

reviewing it to see if a federal law was implicated????  turn to the page that talks about Official Oppression, and start there.

jmac
jmac

Pretty impressive press conference.   I'd  give Christie and A and I'm a Democrat.  

Sparrow55
Sparrow55

@reallifeIsn't Ben Gazzi a politician with mob connections in New Jersey? 

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@jmacIt is not something to be proud of these days, Jmac.Be a little more discreet and caring for the people who have suffered five years of incompetence, corruption and lies under Obama.

23aka23
23aka23

@ReneDemonteverde @jmacHard to imagine lasting more than four minutes under The Guv. Either The Guv has a hair-trigger, or Mrs Guv is one tough broad.