Traffic-Gate: Messages Link NJ Governor’s Aide to Traffic Snarling Lane Closures

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Among the unattributed texts from Christie aides and appointees is one commenting on Sokolich’s pleas that reads, “Is it wrong that I’m smiling.”

Among the communications, some of which are redacted, is an email from Wildstein to Kelly on Sept. 7, two days before the lane closings started. He said he’d call her “to let you know how Fort Lee goes.”

Four days later, on the day Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye, an appointee of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, learned of the closings and reopened the lanes, Wildstein emailed Kelly: “We are appropriately going nuts. Samson helping us to retaliate,” referring to Port Authority Chairman David Samson, who was appointed by Christie.

Most of the emails were sent using private addresses, rather than their government email accounts, the content of which would be subject to open records laws and therefore public.

Later, as questions began surfacing about what prompted the lane closure, Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien, one of the governor’s most trusted advisers, discussed the controversy with Wildstein.

Sent a copy of an article about the closings by Wildstein, Stepien replied: “It’s fine. The mayor is an idiot, though. (Win) some, lose some.”

(AP Photo: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie applauds during a gathering in Union City, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.)

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  6. I commented on this site immediately after his November re-election. Black America Web featured an article about him winning a second term like he was a hero. Very disturbing…… In my comments, I stated how Christie silenced or paid the Democrats in New Jersey and how no one spoke up or indorsed his opponent. This has been Chris Christie’s tactic all along. Not only is this governor a known bully, he’s also a control freak. It is 101% unlikely that he was not involved or aware of this catastrophe. His real record on New Jersey politics need to be revealed and not the watered down stories we often see about Christie. Please research of how he tried to destroy the public school system. Read of how he trimmed the budget for public transportation and cut out a lot bus routes, which effects more low and middle income residents. New Jersey students have the highest amount of student loan debt after graduating. Maybe it has something to do with NJClass loans. (Just the tip of the iceberg.) He has no positive agenda for middle class. I hope he doesn’t come after me for this blog.

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  7. I guess, the movie ‘Falling Down’ starring Mike Douglas had it right after all…some of these traffic jams ARE caused on purpose! this is SERIOUSLY DEPLORABLE!!

  8. People didn’t realize that he was just a fat bully?
    Look how he treated the NJ school teacher for having the nerve to complain about school budget cuts.
    I wish I attended school with him so that I could take his milk money!

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