Christie blasts NYT, former ally over bridge closure allegations

February 2, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched an all-out attack to discredit former Port Authority executive David Wildstein and The New York Times late Saturday over a report that the governor knew of last year’s lane closures.

In an email obtained by The Hill to political allies and reporters, Christie’s office dismissed the Times’ “sloppy reporting” and sought to discredit Wildstein, the source of the claims. The email accused Wildstein, the official who personally oversaw the lane closures, of trying to cover himself by laying blame on the governor.

“David Wildstein has been publicly asking for immunity since the beginning, been held in contempt by the New Jersey legislature for refusing to testify, failed to provide this so-called ‘evidence’ when he was first subpoenaed by the NJ Legislature and is looking for the Port Authority to pay his legal bills,” reads the email, titled “5 Things You Should Know About The Bombshell That’s Not A Bombshell.”

“Bottom line – David Wildstein will do and say anything to save David Wildstein,” the email concludes.

The Christie email also takes personal attacks at Wildstein, highlighting past reports that have questioned his own record as Port Authority executive and Mayor of Livingston.

13 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • duncan mckean says:

    i’d take christy over hilary in a NY minute.he is electable and tough not my first choice .they will turn ben carson into hamburger and anyone else that may be great.they will have to have an I Q of 200 and the charm of santa clause .and be conservative.vastly superior to fake progress AKA regressivism minus pro.

  • Ddenney1 says:

    Politics is the dirtiest game there is. I would not be the least bit surprised if he knew all along. I think we should remember the out cry of this story and compare it to Oblammer and the Clintons entire careers NO ONE Died or was MURDERED! I think people should remember he IS a RINO I think even Coulter even knows that NOW!

    1. Gregory Walker says:

      Clintons and obummer got a LOT of blood on their hands. Do your homework Ddenny1

      1. BH says:

        I think that’s what he said. The “NO ONE DIED or was MURDERED” is referring to the traffic problems in contrast to what happened with the Clintons and Obama.

    2. Mark says:

      Is there proof that Christie knew? If not, shouldn’t he be innocent until proven guilty?
      If proof turns up to prove Christie guilty, then he’ll pay the penalty.

  • frankenbiker says:

    While its perfectly plausible that this Wildstein is trying to cover his own ass, its also perfectly plausible that Christie ordered the lane changes. He was the biggest threat to the GOP running field in 2016, meaning he would have gotten the nomination when truer conservatives actually deserve it. He’s just another RINO in my book. He is NOT what I call a conservative.

    1. hpinnc says:

      My thoughts exactly. I kind of liked Christie at first until I found out he is a RINO. He is not very different in his views than a socialist democrat. I guess he is a socialist republican. I don’t like either.

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  • David in MA says:

    Only the guilty need to defend themselves so aggressively….he knew.

    1. Peggy Joseph says:

      Ya mean like ovomit

    2. GW says:

      There is no evidence yet that he knew, but the NYT’s is reporting it as if he has been convicted. That is not right. The Demoncrats can do anything and you never hear of it in the Times, unless it is good for their agenda.

      1. hpinnc says:

        That’s correct, as far as the major media & tv networks are concerned the democrats can do no wrong & the republicans are all a bunch of narrow-minded, ignoramuses who do nothing right. I listen mostly to fox news & Drudge.

  • Gregory Walker says:

    I can’t see Christie doing anything that stupid and petty…

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