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Federal prosecutors subpoena New Jersey Gov. Christie's campaign, GOP
foxnews.com ^ | 01/23/2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/23/2014 12:07:41 PM PST by massmike

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign and the state's Republican Party committee have received subpoenas from federal prosecutors investigating allegations that his aides created traffic jams as political payback.

Mark Sheridan, a lawyer representing Christie for Governor and the Republican State Committee, tells The Associated Press the subpoenas are for documents related to the closure of traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge.

A state legislative committee investigating the traffic jams has also issued subpoenas to the two organizations.

Sheridan says the Republican governor's campaign and the party will cooperate with investigators.

The traffic lane closures created gridlock in the town of Fort Lee in September. Documents gathered by legislators suggest the lanes were closed as political payback, possibly because Fort Lee's mayor declined to endorse Christie.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: bridgegate; chrischristie; demagogicparty; fortlee; memebuilding; newjersey; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; randsconcerntrolls; tpinos

1 posted on 01/23/2014 12:07:41 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Hey Christie, you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

Another great job by Karl Rove and the GOPe!!

Brilliant!!


2 posted on 01/23/2014 12:09:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: massmike

Oh Goodie. Holder and Soetoro want to take this to a new level - put the Republican Presidential candidate in jail.

How Soviet of them.

Good Job Darrell Issa! You left Holder on his throne at the JustUs department (er, crib).

He doesn’t like you for that. Just thinks you’re weak. Now he’s attacking.


3 posted on 01/23/2014 12:11:34 PM PST by Regulator
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To: F15Eagle

One of these days, our side (but not in my lifetime) will learn how to play hardball politics like this...


4 posted on 01/23/2014 12:11:57 PM PST by abb
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To: massmike

Yet nothing on Benghazi or IRS Gate. Ain’t that special?


5 posted on 01/23/2014 12:13:07 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: massmike

Comply only after the IRS is fairly investigated.

(Not intended to imply that I’m defending Christie; rather, it’s a bash against the feds for cherry-picking which cases to pursue.)


6 posted on 01/23/2014 12:13:20 PM PST by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: massmike
Here we go again. A local scandal intended to fill the airwaves and knock Obamacare and other national scandals out of the headlines.

Christie is the NYC foil to Cuomo and De Blasio. He must be punished so these other 2 can accomplish their commie agenda.

7 posted on 01/23/2014 12:14:08 PM PST by what's up
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To: F15Eagle

Oh, how he must long for the good old Sandy photo op days, when both parties couldn’t schlobber themselves enough over one another. Oh, well, love fades.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 12:14:27 PM PST by Gulf War One
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To: Gulf War One

9 posted on 01/23/2014 12:17:59 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: massmike

If I were the Dems I would lay off Christie, he’s a greater ally to them as the “GOP Presidential Nomination” than he is a damaged GOP candidate.


10 posted on 01/23/2014 12:18:43 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Gulf War One

Call Christie soup stock, because he is boned.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 12:18:53 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: abb

Democrats view politics as bloodsport. They destroy and eviscerate their opponents. They play to win at all costs.

Until Republicans do they same thing back to the Dems, they can expect more of the same. Dems have absolutely no respect for the hapless and naive Pubbies.

On the other hand, Dems fear the Tea Party. We have principles, we mobilize, we support, and we vote. We fight back.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 12:20:30 PM PST by Starboard
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To: erod

After they stick this like peanut butter to them, they’ll be all on board, making him the GOPe nominee so that Hillary will have an easier run.

They’re four moves ahead of the GOPe. They were already on this by the time Christie was all giddy to appear on SNL.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 12:21:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: erod

Agree. He’s manageable. He’s an easy mark.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 12:21:26 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Gulf War One

The love really has faded. This is serious, got to clear the decks for the launch of Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless. For this, Governor Christie has to be pictured as MORE autocratic and tyrannical than even Herself.

After all, what Herself did was halfway around the world, while this traffic snafu happened RIGHT HERE in the territory once known as “the United States of America”.

And you just cannot ignore that.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 12:24:16 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: F15Eagle

What I mean is, the Dems already knew they were going to roll this clown (not literal, physics, you know).


16 posted on 01/23/2014 12:25:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Starboard

Prove what you say...I don’t see anybody cowering in fright from the Tea Party. Too damn bad, but at least where I sit it ain’t so.


17 posted on 01/23/2014 12:28:29 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: massmike

Where are all the GOP governors to defend Christie? Where are all the GOP Rino’s to defend Christie? Where are all those democrats Christie
has worked with? Why haven’t they come to his defense?

Good riddance to fat Christie.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 12:29:55 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Starboard

Of course it’s bloodsport. It is for all the marbles. If we lose our Republic, there is no tomorrow for the Rule of Law, or Freedom.

We all like to think of our Founding Fathers as honorable men.

They were.

But they knew the stakes, too. On 4/19/1775, we stood up at Concord Bridge, fought by the rules as the British dictated them, and got shot to pieces.

It was only after the British began their march back to Boston, and the Minutemen sniped at them, guerrill-style, that our side inflicted significant damage. The British were highly insulted that we didn’t fight “fair.”

When the gunfire starts, there is only one rule: He who wins, lives.

Our politics should be conducted the same way.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 12:30:49 PM PST by abb
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To: abb

Excellent post.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 12:34:10 PM PST by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: abb

I grudgingly admire the Dems for playing to win. Pubbies on the other hand are just happy to be spectators in the stands with a seat close enough to watch the game.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 12:36:43 PM PST by Starboard
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To: massmike
ROTFLMAO

Ignore over a hundred years of bankruptcy and other Federal law to shaft the owners of GM so the company can be handed over to the UAW as a payoff, no problem.

A Republican may have used off the shelf democrat tactics, it's Watergate again!!

22 posted on 01/23/2014 12:42:10 PM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: tennmountainman

They know he’s going down, and they don’t want to be swept up in the formidable wake....


23 posted on 01/23/2014 12:43:26 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: bigfootbob

If you listen to the liberal politicans and pundits, they attack the Tea Party every chance they get. Unlike the hapless Pubbies, they know the Tea Party has core beliefs and conviction. They fear people like that.

The Dems rolled out their “Astro turf” campaign to blunt the effectiveness of the Tea Party and used the IRS to intimidate Tea Party groups. Why would they go to such great lengths like this if they didn’t fear the influence of the Tea Party?


24 posted on 01/23/2014 12:45:30 PM PST by Starboard
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To: massmike

FOX is dusting off Romney again and polishing up Jeb, son of Bush I


25 posted on 01/23/2014 12:45:56 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: massmike

The media will ‘blackout’ him just like they did Palin, West, etc, but Ted Cruz needs to step up.. Call the evil rats out on this political hit while Benghazi, IRS, NSA, F&F, Solyndra, and the multitude of other scandals get whitewashed.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 12:59:09 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: tennmountainman

No way Christie goes to jail, they could not fit him through the door to a cell.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 1:05:40 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: F15Eagle
After they stick this like peanut butter to them, they’ll be all on board, making him the GOPe nominee so that Hillary will have an easier run.

They’re four moves ahead of the GOPe. They were already on this by the time Christie was all giddy to appear on SNL.

Agreed, but thanks to the press he is damaged goods for the GOP primary and if there is a strong conservative candidate they will use this scandal against him.

28 posted on 01/23/2014 1:54:33 PM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: erod

~~~strong conservative candidate~~~

Don’t worry - the GOPe is gonna make sure that doesn’t occur. They’re on it 24/7.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 1:59:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: massmike

30 posted on 01/23/2014 2:02:38 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Starboard

Not necessarily. According to Alinsky’s Rule for Radicals, rather than fear as their motivator, it is sheer bully tactics trying to shut people down so they don’t have to explain their actions.

I believe it is more of a technique than a fear reflex. The Tea Party folks need to stand strong that’s for certain and fight back with as devastating tactics as the left.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 2:40:49 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: massmike

Tea Party. McDonnell. Christie.

Is it a purge?


32 posted on 01/23/2014 2:43:00 PM PST by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation sucks.)
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To: massmike

“Have you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Republican party?”


33 posted on 01/23/2014 3:01:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: massmike

The other day Law & Order went after Christie...


34 posted on 01/23/2014 3:42:44 PM PST by RginTN
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To: bigfootbob

The Republicans would not have a majority in congress without the efforts of the Tea Party in 2010. That fact is not lost on Democrats.

I’ve worked around tons of liberals for years and I can assure you that they are afraid of a repeat of what the Tea Party accomplished in 2010. And they haven’t forgotten the huge 912 rally in DC sent shockwaves through them. This was one of the biggest events ever in DC and another one may be coming this spring.


35 posted on 01/23/2014 3:59:09 PM PST by Starboard
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

In most states, “mob rule” is just an expression.

Thanks massmike.


36 posted on 01/23/2014 4:56:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: massmike

So that’s what this is REALLY about? Going after the GOP and its donors? Where is the justice any more?


37 posted on 01/24/2014 9:12:20 AM PST by madison10
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To: erod
Judging by Christie's old campaign flyer, I'd say you might be right.

38 posted on 01/25/2014 5:17:28 AM PST by publiusF27
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To: publiusF27

Christie Fails the 2nd Amendment Litmus test for me.

Here’s the weird part - one small part of me says “Hey! They’re ripping OUR guy to shreds!”

The other larger part says “He’s a RINO who likes to play ball with Dems, and would be just as bad or worse.”

So at this point... I don’t care what they do to him.


39 posted on 01/25/2014 7:47:30 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
An IG report found that as Attorney General, he has the most unjustified and undocumented travel expenses of all US AG's.

That's not my guy.

He thinks mean looking rifles are crazy and owning them is radical.

Again, not my guy.

His guy resigns over the spiteful traffic jam (on a major terror target, on 9/11) and he can't figure out that
40 posted on 01/29/2014 3:00:28 AM PST by publiusF27
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To: publiusF27
real traffic studies don't go down like that one did.
41 posted on 01/29/2014 3:01:55 AM PST by publiusF27
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To: publiusF27

No daylight between us on Christie, Publius. I hear you loud and clear.

Like I said - he fails THE litmus test.

If a pol doesn’t respect MY right to defend my life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness by the most expedient means (firearms), then he/she isn’t worth a bucket of mule piss to me.


42 posted on 01/29/2014 10:16:39 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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