Chris Christie can run but he cannot hide

Wednesday, April 9. 2014

Good afternoon:

According to Scott Raab, who has been covering the Port Authority and Bridgegate for Esquire Magazine, David Wildstein is cooperating with United States Attorney Paul Fishman’s investigation of the now infamous Fort Lee lane closures to the George Washington Bridge in September, 2013. The unexpected closures caused extreme traffic delays and inconvenience to commuters into and out of New York City.

Wildstein, who was appointed to the Port Authority by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, gave the infamous order to close the lanes after he received an email from Bridget Kelly, Christie’s Deputy Chief of Staff that said, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” He responded, “Got it.”

The rest as they say, is history, or about to be.

Because Bridget Kelly also has offered to cooperate.

Wildstein and Kelly offered to tell all in exchange for immunity. Whether Fishman agreed to their terms remains to be seen.

Between them they know where all of the bodies are buried, so to speak.

Fishman has started calling witnesses to testify and present evidence to a federal grand jury in Newark.


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6 Responses to Chris Christie can run but he cannot hide

  1. Notice and an opportunity to be heard are the core requirements of due process of law.

    The only time that it’s appropriate for a judge to sign off on an ex parte application for some form of relief is an emergency situation where the relief requested is necessary to prevent an imminent irreparable harm and it’s impossible or impractical to serve the opposing party with notice of the request for relief.

    That hearing usually must be within 48 hours, although local practice may vary.

    The application must include a recitation of what steps were taken to serve the other party and the proposed order granting the relief requested must also include a notice of a hearing to review the order.

    The rules of civil procedure for every jurisdiction contain a rule that gives effect to this fundamental principle of due process.

    Having said that, Bridget Kelly does have a 5th Amendment right to remain silent. That right protects speech, not documents.

    Bridgegate is now a federal matter and the State of New Jersey should butt out.

  2. racerrodig says:

    They should all go down. Yesterday State Judge Mary Jacobson, who is as corrupt as can be, signed a court order that Kelly can ignore the Subpoena and does not have to turn over any evidence because it might fall under the self incrimination laws.

    I had a personal experience back in 2010 with Jacobson and some scum bag lawyers. She is the type who will sign any garbage Motion no matter if her court has jurisdiction or not.

    Quite literally lawyers wander the hall ways in her courthouse acting lost and just “bump into her” ask for a signature and viola !

    You just lost and were never even sent any notice by opco that they went to court to have that Motion heard.

    It’s easy to get it overturned, but who’s giving her lunch money on the side.

  3. fauxmccoy says:

    deee-lited to hear! and now for the snark ….. i would not hesitate to say, that at his present girth, chrisie can neither run nor hide 😉

  4. Tee says:

    We as Americans need to learn to fact check these people we vote into office. All anyone had to do was follow Christie’s pen, the man has a track record of doing what he wants despite what’s best for his state. How he handled the money from Sandy was shameful!

    • Malisha says:

      The stuff from NJ is just appalling. And I’m from NJ. Of course, ALL the political stuff is so appalling that we get numbed to it. And to me, the readiness with which these goons do away with other people’s normal, natural, every-day rights so they can make them into pawns in their power struggles is the most disgusting part of it. It’s like they’re all playing a big computer game and they want to win and that’s all that matters. About the rest of us? Well…

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