NJ Bridge Scandal
A special legislative panel investigating an apparent political payback scheme involving Gov. Chris Christie’s aides issued 20 new subpoenas Thursday, and he made his first trip since the scandal broke to pledge he won’t be distracted from the job of rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy.
The federal prosecutor who helped convict former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being asked to investigate the apparent political payback scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
The governor says he won’t let the scandal distract him from pushing forward with his agenda.
New Jersey is in good shape and getting better in the eyes of the Governor. Legislative Democrats would beg to differ.
Gov. Chris Christie delivered his State of the State Address on Tuesday.
Democrats in New Jersey sharpened their aim at Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, forming special legislative committees to explore the role politics played in traffic jams last fall and announcing that the investigation has grown into an abuse of power probe.
Lawmakers want a prosecutor to consider contempt charges they leveled last week against a former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie who refused to answer questions about the closing of approach lanes on the George Washington Bridge.
James Carville joined Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Monday to discuss everything from the recent bridge scandal surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to the 2016 presidential campaign.
Politicians from both sides of the aisle took to the Sunday talk shows to debate the fallout from “Bridgegate.”
Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski said using the George Washington Bridge, a public resource, for political payback, a private use, violates federal and state laws.
Personal emails at the center of “Bridgegate” may have remained secret, had the public and press relied solely on the state’s open records law.
In the wake of Bridgegate, some vulnerable politicians might distance themselves from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, at least for the time being.
The emails were included in hundreds of documents released Friday by a New Jersey legislative committee investigating the role of the administration of Gov. Christie in the lane closings.
Dr. Nickolaos Linardopoulos, a crisis communications expert at Rutgers University, labels Christie’s handling of the situation “brilliant” up to this point.
A wounded Chris Christie is working to move beyond the most challenging test of his political career, a traffic scandal that rocked his administration this week and threatens to tarnish his national image ahead of the next presidential contest.