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    Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s review of “Bridgegate” has found that he was not involved or aware of the controversial George Washington Bridge lane closures in September that have plagued his administration, according to a report.
    Citing those with “firsthand knowledge of the inquiry,” The New York Times reported that while the investigation cleared Christie, it it not know whether the review established if the governor “created or condoned a culture that fostered political intimidation.”



    The paper reported that the probe was commissioned by Christie, who selected a legal team from the firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. The story notes the firm “has close ties” to the Christie administration.
    The lawyer leading the review, Randy M. Mastro, dismissed any speculation of sugarcoating and said the review will lay out a timeline of events as well as communications leading up to the closures.
    Christie’s review, announced in January, included 70 interviews — among them, Christie, his lieutenant governor and senior staff— and cost nearly $1 million in legal fees that will fall upon taxpayers. The review did not include interviews with key former staffers Bridget Anne Kelly or Bill Stepien, whose emails linked the administration to the scandal and ultimately led to their departures from the governor’s administration. Along with Kelly and Stepien, David Wildstein, an ex-Port Authority official appointed by Christie, also declined to be interviewed.
    Report: Chris Christie?s Bridgegate probe clears gov - Lucy McCalmont - POLITICO.com


    Surely just one important step showing the Gov didn't lie (unlike our many other prominent Washington politicians who have). The Christie haters will continue to hate, the Christie supporters will be rewarded for their steadfast support. The media will likely not say much since this denies a smoking gun and the demise of a rising star Republican. Whether or not Christie runs in 2016 probably hasn't changed - from a political standpoint the damage was done; mission accomplished.
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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

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    Report: Chris Christie?s Bridgegate probe clears gov - Lucy McCalmont - POLITICO.com


    Surely just one important step showing the Gov didn't lie (unlike our many other prominent Washington politicians who have). The Christie haters will continue to hate, the Christie supporters will be rewarded for their steadfast support. The media will likely not say much since this denies a smoking gun and the demise of a rising star Republican. Whether or not Christie runs in 2016 probably hasn't changed - from a political standpoint the damage was done; mission accomplished.
    Watch out, the double standard crew is meeting now to formulate how they dismiss this.
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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Watch out, the double standard crew is meeting now to formulate how they dismiss this.

    No, no.

    He's guilty. You see it works this way: when there's a question of any impropriety on the part of Obama, it's racist harassment, of no importance or he found out about on TV. [He maybe should spend more time on the nation's business and less on the golf course and watching Oprah.]

    When it's a Republican, it's a massive cover up , the result of the wealthy 1% conspiring to make poor people more poor.

    You maybe need to brush up on the latest advancements in propagandizing.
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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Report: Chris Christie?s Bridgegate probe clears gov - Lucy McCalmont - POLITICO.com


    Surely just one important step showing the Gov didn't lie (unlike our many other prominent Washington politicians who have). The Christie haters will continue to hate, the Christie supporters will be rewarded for their steadfast support. The media will likely not say much since this denies a smoking gun and the demise of a rising star Republican. Whether or not Christie runs in 2016 probably hasn't changed - from a political standpoint the damage was done; mission accomplished.
    Hey, that's great news, too bad the Republican's will never nominate him, in my opinion the Republicans will nominate a Tea Party type. ie. Cruz. Christie would be tough to beat.

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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    It doesn't matter he's toast anyway.










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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Hey, that's great news, too bad the Republican's will never nominate him, in my opinion the Republicans will nominate a Tea Party type. ie. Cruz. Christie would be tough to beat.
    2016 and 2020 are a long way off. Christie is still young and in politics anything can (and usually does) happen. As much as those 50+ year old "radical extremists" called the Tea Party may like hard line fiscal conservatives, Christie actually would play to best to the independents. I think 2016 may not be the year and politically, the media hit job done on Christie will need some time. He may run in 2020.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s review of “Bridgegate” has found that he was not involved or aware of the controversial George Washington Bridge lane closures in September that have plagued his administration, according to a report.

    Read more: Report: Chris Christie?s Bridgegate probe clears gov - Lucy McCalmont - POLITICO.com
    So an investigation organized by Christie, and carried out by a firm with close ties to Christie, concluded that Christie wasn't involved?

    Shocking!!
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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Surely just one important step showing the Gov didn't lie (unlike our many other prominent Washington politicians who have). The Christie haters will continue to hate, the Christie supporters will be rewarded for their steadfast support. The media will likely not say much since this denies a smoking gun and the demise of a rising star Republican. Whether or not Christie runs in 2016 probably hasn't changed - from a political standpoint the damage was done; mission accomplished.
    The leftist media will still attack him personally under the guise of whether Christie “created or condoned a culture that fostered political intimidation.” This is just the sort of speculation they will feed on over the next couple of years to attack any political candidate who threatens their Democrat favorite.

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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So an investigation organized by Christie, and carried out by a firm with close ties to Christie, concluded that Christie wasn't involved?

    Shocking!!
    There you go!

    Despite the media and the Feds trying to dig up any dirt on Christie they can, and finding nothing, we'll still be hearing more of this sort of thing from now until the election. When things don't go the leftist way they'll opt for the conspiracy theories.

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    Re: Report: Chris Christie’s Bridgegate probe clears gov

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    There you go!

    Despite the media and the Feds trying to dig up any dirt on Christie they can, and finding nothing, we'll still be hearing more of this sort of thing from now until the election. When things don't go the leftist way they'll opt for the conspiracy theories.
    Yeah, there's nothing going on there. That's why people are asking for immunity before they testify

    When things don't go the leftist way they'll opt for the conspiracy theories.
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