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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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.

January 28, 2017
Chris Christie, Bridgegate

Judge To Weigh Citizen’s ‘Bridgegate’ Complaint Against Chris Christie

Brennan has accused Christie of knowing about a scheme to shut down access lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 to punish a local mayor for failing to endorse his reelection campaign.

January 11, 2017
Chris Christie Bridgegate

Former Christie Allies Convicted In N.J. ‘Bridgegate’ Trial

Wildstein also implicated Gov. Chris Christie, saying he and Baroni discussed the lane closures with the governor while they were ongoing.

November 4, 2016
Chris Christie hits historic low approval rating in new poll

Judge Rules ‘Bridgegate’ Complaint Against Christie Can Proceed

The ruling ratchets up the political pressure on Christie, an avid Trump supporter, who now heads his White House transition team.

October 13, 2016

‘Bridgegate’ Witness Says Governor Christie Backed Lane Closures

A key prosecution witness testified Tuesday stating New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of and supported a plan to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013. This testimony marks the first time federal prosecutors have presented specific evidence in the case, claiming this was an act of political payback.

September 27, 2016

Chris Christie ‘Flat Out Lied’ About ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal

A former aide to Chris Christie said in a text message that the New Jersey governor “flat out lied” when he said senior staff members were not involved in the “Bridgegate” scandal in 2013, according to a court filing on Wednesday.

August 10, 2016
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U.S. Appeals Court Weighs Revealing ‘Bridgegate’ Co-Conspirators

The three-judge panel at the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia did not immediately rule, and a rapid-fire volley of skeptical questions aimed at lawyers for both sides made it difficult to predict how the court was leaning.

June 7, 2016
The George Washington Bridge toll booths are pictured in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Appeals Court Delays Release Of NJ’s ‘Bridgegate’ Co-Conspirators List

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a last-minute emergency request from one of the people on the list, less than two hours before U.S. prosecutors were set to file the names in federal court in New Jersey.

May 17, 2016
Chris Christie

‘Combat Ready’ Christie Rips Media, Insists He Will Rebound

A defiant Chris Christie on Monday declared himself “combat ready” for the presidential campaign, painting himself as the victim of relentless, unfair media attacks.

July 6, 2015

Chris Christie Is No John McCain

Given Chris Christie’s blunt, outspoken personality, it makes sense that he’d adopt a “straight-talk” strategy. The problem — and it’s a big one — is that he’s simply not presidential material.

June 11, 2015
Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Christie’s Administration Is Facing Another Investigation

If after last week’s Bridgegate indictments you thought Chris Christie was finally done as the focus of government investigations, think again.

May 8, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Prize Is Right

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the woman who made news this week on the legendary game show The Price is Right.

May 7, 2015
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Christie Comments On Bridge Scandal Case At Mississippi Campaign Event

Chris Christie avoids any charges in the Bridgegate controversy and challenges defense attorneys to subpoena him if they want to.

May 5, 2015
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Feds Seek Travel Records Of Port Authority’s Ex-Chairman

New subpoenas suggest that the federal investigation into Chris Christie has widened far beyond Bridgegate.

February 6, 2015

New Jersey’s GOP Lawmakers Blast Bridgegate Committee

Republicans are rallying to Chris Christie’s defense.

December 9, 2014

Chris Christie’s Style Colors Presidential Prospects

Republicans can’t decide whether Chris Christie is a savior for their party or a loose-cannon liability.

November 24, 2014

Friend Offered Advice To Port Authority Executive As Bridge Scandal Raged

By Shawn Boburg, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — Two days after an email surfaced in January linking the George Washington Bridge lane closures to a deputy chief of staff in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office — and with questions swirling about who else was involved — a top Port Authority executive who […]

September 9, 2014
Chris Christie Bridgegate

DNC Commemorates The First Anniversary Of The ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal

Did you forget about “Bridgegate?” The Democratic National Committee (DNC) certainly hasn’t. It’s been exactly one year since the Bridgegate scandal launched, and Democrats are celebrating the occasion by holding a press conference and bombarding people who live near the George Washington Bridge with anti-Chris Christie ads. On September 9, 2013, the Port Authority of New York […]

September 8, 2014

Phone Data Sought On Christie’s Aide

By Shawn Boburg, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — Lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings are going after the telephone records of a top aide of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, employing a new tactic in an apparent challenge to the aide’s earlier sworn testimony. Dozens of subpoenas issued by the state […]

August 28, 2014
Chris Christie Bridgegate

N.Y. Gubernatorial Candidate Demands Christie Quit GOP Duty

By Melissa Hayes, The Record TRENTON, N.J. — A GOP candidate for governor in New York said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie should resign as chairman of the Republican Governors Association after Christie said he wouldn’t campaign across the Hudson River unless the race tightens. Christie was asked directly if he would campaign for Westchester […]

July 23, 2014

Key Christie Aide Saw GWB Flap As Infighting

By Shawn Boburg, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — A top Christie official who was among the first to learn of allegations last September that the George Washington Bridge lane closures were potentially illegal testified Thursday that she didn’t inform the governor or her other superiors because she chalked up the allegations to infighting […]

July 18, 2014

N.J. Improperly Withheld George Washington Bridge Info, Judge Rules

By Stephanie Akin, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — New Jersey state officials improperly withheld records related to the investigations of George Washington Bridge lane closings from two reporters from The Record, a Superior Court judge ruled in Mercer County on Wednesday. In a mixed 22-page decision, Judge P.J. Innes ordered the state to […]

July 3, 2014

Panel In Bridge Scandal Focuses On Christie’s Chief Of Staff

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J.– The legislative panel investigating the Port Authority is turning its attention to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s chief of staff, one of two men tasked with questioning employees in the governor’s office about their involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures. It was Kevin O’Dowd who […]

June 5, 2014
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Trump: Christie Viable If He Can Put GWB Scandal Behind Him

By Herb Jackson, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) WASHINGTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be a viable presidential candidate in 2016 if he can get the scandal over access-lane closures on the George Washington Bridge behind him, Donald Trump told a luncheon at the National Press Club on Tuesday. “Chris is a friend of mine […]

May 27, 2014

Christie Sticks To His Itinerary As RGA Chief

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J.—Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey’s budget challenges and the ongoing George Washington Bridge controversy won’t stop him from traveling the country to support candidates as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Christie, speaking at a news conference during the association’s quarterly meeting at the Waldorf Astoria in […]

May 22, 2014