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  • Chris Christie swipes Nikki Haley for 'deferring' to Trump on potential 2024 run: Shows 'weakness, indecision'

    05/18/2021 4:52:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published 1 hour ago 5/18/21 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threw some shade at former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley over remarks she made about whether or not she would run for president in 2024. Last month, Haley was asked if she would support former President Trump if he threw his hat in the ring, which she said "yes," but also made clear that she would not launch a GOP primary bid against him. "I would not run if President Trump ran and I would talk to him about it," Haley told the Associated Press. "That’s something that we will have a conversation about...
  • Chris Christie to Trump, Giuliani: "Keep Quiet, Go Out To Dinner, Go Play Some Golf, And Stay Off Of TV"

    05/12/2021 8:30:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 05/11/2021 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) advised former President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to "keep quiet" and "stay off of TV" in an interview Tuesday with Hugh Hewitt. "If I were their lawyer, I would tell all them to keep quiet and not do anything that can help this government make a case against you," Christie said. "And that’s just the basics of criminal defense law. And it’s more difficult for public figures like Mayor Giuliani or President Trump, but first and foremost, if I were their lawyer and that’s the basis you’re asking me this question,...
  • Hours before Biden's speech, Christie accuses president of lying to hide 'socialist agenda'

    04/29/2021 10:51:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 04/28/2021 | Paul Steinhauser
    Chris Christie is once again accusing President Biden of lying, this time charging that the president is "not telling the truth" about the tax increases inside the sweeping spending proposal he’ll unveil on Wednesday night. Speaking hours before Biden’s first address in front of Congress, the former two-term GOP governor of New Jersey and 2016 Republican presidential candidate-turned-political analyst and pundit argued that the president is "not telling the truth to the American people to hide a socialist agenda."
  • Chris Christie reportedly mulling another presidential run in 2024

    04/21/2021 9:33:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 117 replies
    nypost ^ | 04/21/2021 | Mark Moore
    ​Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reportedly thinking about another run for president in 2024. Christie hasn’t spoken publicly about throwing his hat in the ring other than telling radio host Hugh Hewitt that he won’t rule out running against former President Donald Trump in a primary again, Axios reported on Wednesday. But the outlet noted that if Trump doesn’t seek election in 2024, the candidate field would be wide open.
  • Chris Christie: GOP Could Win Back House, Senate with Trump’s ‘Working-Class Base’

    04/15/2021 9:49:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/2021 | Sean Moran
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) Wednesday Republicans could win back the House and Senate if they embrace former President Donald Trump’s “working-class base.” Christie spoke to members of the conservative RSC, explaining how Republicans could win elections by embracing the issues most important to the United States’ working class.
  • Democratic congressman asks Pete Buttigieg, feds to probe Mario Cuomo Bridge

    03/15/2021 3:11:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 15, 2021 | 3:59pm | David Meyer
    The Democratic congressman who reps both sides of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is calling on the federal government to investigate concerns about the span’s structural integrity. US Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), who represents Westchester and Rockland counties, recently wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, asking him to probe claims reported by the Albany Times-Union earlier this month that bridge contractors “covered up” faulty bolts in the $3.9 billion structure. Jones called on Buttigieg “to open an investigation into these claims and … to work with the New York state Department of Transportation to ensure proper inspections are...
  • Perilous faults on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge: Andrew’s next scandal?

    03/10/2021 10:09:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | March 9, 2021 | 5:49pm | Updated | By Post Editorial Board
    On top of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing-home scandal and sexual-harassment charges comes new cause for concern: an alleged coverup of serious flaws in the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. On Monday, the New York Thruway Authority denied any issues of concern over the $3.9 billion span, which replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge in 2017. But a report Sunday in The Albany Times Union alleges that the contractor “covered up” structural problems — faulty bolts — potentially endangering the public, and the authority basically let it slide. “The bridge has been and continues to be safe,” insisted Jamey Barbas, the director of...
  • Supreme Court tosses out convictions in Bridgegate case

    05/07/2020 11:25:12 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 11 replies
    The Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the convictions of two key players in the so-called Bridgegate case that rocked the administration of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Bridget Anne Kelly, a former Christie aide, and Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the George Washington Bridge, were found guilty in 2016 after a jury determined that they had shut down two of three lanes leading to the bridge, resulting in a monumental traffic jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Prosecutors said Kelly and Baroni ordered the...
  • Supreme Court to Hear ‘Bridgegate’ and School Choice Cases

    01/14/2020 8:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Slattery and Abigail Klose
    The Supreme Court returned Monday for oral arguments after a lengthy holiday break. During the court’s January sitting, the justices will hear arguments in eight cases, including ones dealing with school choice and the “Bridgegate” scandal. The justices already have heard arguments in cases involving the Second Amendment, Obamacare, and whether federal law covers claims of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Later in the term, the court will take up cases involving the president’s ability to fire the head of an “independent” agency, regulation of abortion providers, and the dispute over a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s...
  • Boyhood, the bridge and the beach: Chris Christie's new book offers many New Jersey details

    03/13/2019 2:03:36 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    the record ^ | 01.30.19 | Dustin Racioppi
    Boyhood, the bridge and the beach: Chris Christie's new book offers many New Jersey details
  • 'Fixer' bribed (New York City) cops into closing Lincoln Tunnel lane: feds

    06/21/2016 6:03:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jamie Schram, Shawn Cohen, Kaja Whitehouse and Danika Fears
    Cops shut down a lane in the Lincoln Tunnel so a visiting businessman could be escorted through it at the behest of a major de Blasio fundraiser, federal prosecutors charged Monday. [Snip] Federal prosecutors allege that the civilian behind the closure, Borough Park businessman Jeremy Reichberg, and his real-estate-investor pal Jona Rechnitz, spent more than $100,000 on police bribes between 2012 and 2015. "They got, in effect, a private police force for themselves and their friends — effectively they got cops on call," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said.
  • ‘Fixer’ bribed cops into closing Lincoln Tunnel lane: feds

    06/21/2016 7:33:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Cops shut down a lane in the Lincoln Tunnel so a visiting businessman could be escorted through it at the behest of a major de Blasio fundraiser, federal prosecutors charged Monday. Modal Trigger Jeremy ReichbergPhoto: Reuters The outrageous move was revealed as part of damning criminal indictments unveiled Monday against four NYPD officers and the shady “fixer’’ who allegedly arranged it. The stunning arrests marked the first time cops have been charged in the sweeping 3½-year corruption investigation rocking the department and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, which is being probed for its fundraising. Federal prosecutors allege that the civilian...
  • Chris Christie declines White House chief of staff role

    12/14/2018 10:47:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined the White House chief of staff role on Friday, making him the latest high-profile candidate who's no longer in the running for the influential post. Christie and President Trump reportedly met Thursday evening to discuss the role of replacing John Kelly, who will be departing as chief of staff by the end of the year. “It’s an honor to have the President consider me as he looks to choose a new White House chief-of-staff,” Christie wrote in a statement shared by Maggie Haberman of the New York Times on Friday. “However, I’ve...

    07/26/2018 8:47:45 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | July 26, 2018 | Townsquare Staff
    New Jersey 101.5 has taken its mid-day hosts, Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco, off the air until further notice in light of comments about state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal made during Wednesday's show. "We are aware of the offensive comments made by Dennis and Judi during today’s broadcast," the station said Wednesday night. "We have taken immediate action and have taken them off the air until further notice. We are investigating the matter and will have further comment shortly."
  • Phil Murphy blasts NJ 101.5 radio hosts for calling N.J. attorney general 'turban man'

    07/25/2018 8:15:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 25, 2018 | Matt Arco
    Gov. Phil Murphy accused a pair of New Jersey radio hosts of spreading hate speech and issued sharp condemnation of their remarks Wednesday after the two repeatedly referred to New Jersey's Sikh attorney general as "turban man." The governor accused the hosts of 101.5 FM's "The Dennis & Judi Show" of "making "abhorrent and xenophobic" remarks toward Gurbir Grewal. Grewal, the nation's first Sikh attorney general, was referred to as "turban man" and "the guy with the turban" as the hosts discussed his recent move to tell municipal prosecutors not to pursue charges for marijuana arrests.
  • Cory Booker: U.S. Senate Hopeful Mike Espy Is South's Rising Star

    07/25/2018 3:50:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Jackson Free Press ^ | July 21, 2018 | Ashton Pittman
    JACKSON, Miss. — No U.S. Senate race in the country could be more of a game changer in 2018 than the one Democrat Mike Espy is running for the seat vacated by former Sen. Thad Cochran, U.S. Sen Cory Booker, D-N.J., said in Jackson late Friday afternoon. #The high-profile senator, the former mayor of Newark, N.J., made the declaration during a press event with Espy at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.
  • I'm still a Republican, but we need to vote in a Democratic Congress (Whitman confidant Steinberg)

    07/23/2018 7:17:55 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 53 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 15, 2018 | Alan J. Steinberg
    By Alan J. Steinberg As a "Never Trump" author and governmental veteran, I feel that the most concise and accurate summary of the nightmare of Trumpism was given recently by the renowned conservative historian Max Boot in the Washington Post: "The current GOP still has a few resemblances to the party of old -- it still cuts taxes and supports conservative judges. But a vote for the GOP in November is also a vote for egregious obstruction of justice, rampant conflicts of interest, the demonization of minorities, the debasement of political discourse, the alienation of America's allies, the end of...
  • WFAN: Christie's appearances an audition for new job

    07/07/2017 9:55:51 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 21 replies ^ | July 6, 2017 | Keldy Ortiz and Dustin Racioppi
    Christie is slated to be heard on Monday and Tuesday instead of afternoon host Mike Francesa, the radio station posted on its website. The two days will be audition days, Jaime Saberito, a station spokesperson, said Friday, as Francesa is set to leave the station once his contract ends later this year.
  • Christie aides get prison for role in Bridgegate scandal

    03/29/2017 12:24:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2017 | Kaja Whitehouse and Bruce Golding
    Two former cronies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday for the politically motivated closure of traffic lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge that has come to be known as “Bridgegate.” Former Port Authority exec Bill Baroni was sentenced to two years in ​prison​ and ex-Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly to 18 months behind bars by a federal judge in Newark.
  • Insiders say Donald Trump is ‘disgusted’ by Chris Christie

    11/13/2016 10:04:35 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 48 replies ^ | 11/13/2016 | Isabel Vincent and Aaron Short
    President-elect Donald Trump is so disgusted with Chris Christie’s handling of the Bridgegate scandal that he’s kicking the New Jersey Gov. out of his inner circle, The Post has learned. “Trump thought it was shameful that Christie didn’t take the fall for [convicted aide] Bridget Kelly,” said a source close to the transition team. “Trump is really angry that Christie is sending a soccer mom to jail. He believes 100 percent that Christie was behind it all.” Christie’s former deputy chief of staff was convicted in federal court earlier this month along with former Port Authority executive Bill Baroni. They...