Black People Politics : Chris Christie & The GWB Scandal

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Prosecutors will not pursue Bridgegate charges against New Jersey governor

... The Office of the Bergen County Prosecutor said in a letter to a local judge it did not have sufficient evidence to prove allegations that Christie knew about a plot to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 in order to punish a local mayor for failing to endorse Christie's re-election bid.

"The reason is simple, but compelling - that charge cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt," the letter said ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/prosecutors-not-pursue-bridgegate-charges-against-jersey-governor-235143914.html


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie departs after meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar




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Ex-Christie aides to be sentenced in New Jersey bridge case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie will be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, the closing chapter of a traffic jam that sank the Republican's presidential aspirations.

Bridget Kelly, 44, and Bill Baroni, 45, were convicted in November of all the counts against them, which included wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ex-christie-aides-sentenced-jersey-bridge-case-041241109.html








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The Latest: Christie aide says she won't be 'the scapegoat'

A former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sentenced to 18 months in prison says she looks forward to her appeal and won't allow herself "to be the scapegoat."

Former deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly was sentenced Wednesday, shortly after co-defendant Bill Baroni was handed a two-year prison sentence ...


https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-christie-mum-bridge-lane-closure-sentences-113657952.html


Bridget Kelly arrives for sentencing at federal court in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Kelly and Bill Baroni, former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. (AP Photo/Seth )




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Christie struggles to recover as disappointment runs deep

... His approval rating is among the lowest in history for any governor, as he enters the final months of his last term. He is under attack by the leading Democratic and Republican candidates — including his top deputy — running to succeed him. He describes himself as "old news" ...

Video ... 0:53

https://www.yahoo.com/news/christie-struggles-recover-disappointment-runs-deep-122334606.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_15




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Beachgate, Bridgegate: Christie's time in headlines not over


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie's week started with Beachgate — viral photos showing him lounging on a public beach closed by the state budget shutdown. Next week, Bridgegate will revisit ...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/beachgate-bridgegate-christies-time-headlines-not-over-111640147.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_12




FILE- In this Aug. 29, 2016 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question from the media in Trenton, N.J. Christie's week started with photos showing him lounging on a public beach closed by the state shutdown going viral across the globe. Next week doesn't promise the same kind of international response, but the term-limited Republican's name could be in the headlines again over the so-called Bridgegate scandal when his former aide is sentenced and the attorney who represented him during the scandal gets a Senate hearing to be the next FBI director. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)





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What Trump Can Learn from the Fall of Chris Christie


Alexander Nazaryan,Newsweek

... Christie’s downfall is a lesson for Trump on the limits of tough talk, what entertains in a town hall doesn’t play nearly as well on Capitol Hill. Infrastructure, immigration, entitlement reform—these won’t be solved with threats on Twitter, Christie’s supporters expected more, so do the Donald’s.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-learn-fall-chris-christie-115427793.html

 
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From the Magazine
CHRISTIEWORLD
New Jersey governor Chris Christie looked like the G.O.P.’s brightest presidential prospect on September 9, 2013, when the orange safety cones on the George Washington Bridge were mysteriously re-arranged, closing several toll lanes. The massive, four-day traffic nightmare that resulted may end up scuppering Christie’s 2016 chances. Bryan Burrough investigates one of the craziest political scandals in recent history

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BRYAN BURROUGH

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/politics/2014/08/chris-christie-george-washington-bridge-traffic-scandal?mbid=nl_th_5a6a69a401782873ffd92b26&CNDID=49183601&spMailingID=12820516&spUserID=MTg0NzAyMTMyMTE3S0&spJobID=1322348618&spReportId=MTMyMjM0ODYxOAS2

 

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Former Christie allies: Bridge realignment didn't break law

DAVID PORTER

Associated Press


... Attorneys for Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly acknowledged that even if the motivation for realigning the lanes at the bridge, causing traffic jams in the town of Fort Lee was to punish its mayor for not endorsing Christie, that wasn't a crime under federal law. The lanes still were being used for a public purpose and not to benefit either defendant, the attorneys argued.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-christie-allies-argue-bridge-case-reversals-040442592.html

FILE - This combination of March 29, 2017, file photos shows Bridget Kelly, left, and Bill Baroni leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J. Attorneys for Kelly and Baroni are scheduled to argue in court, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia, to try and convince a federal appeals court their clients' convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case should be reversed. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

 
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