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Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

Crossing Chris Christie: What The Bridge Scandal Says About Christie's Future

The New Yorker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

On April 1st, Chris Christie, the beleaguered Republican governor of New Jersey, attended a celebrity roast, in Newark, to celebrate the ninetieth bir...

Longtime Christie Aide Testifies In Bridgegate Probe

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A longtime aide to Gov. Chris Christie gave testimony Friday to a federal grand jury in New Jersey in a probe of politically mo...

Christie's Bridge Scandal Lawyers Face New Issue

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee probing a political payback operation carried out by Gov. Chris Christie's aides and associa...

Amanda Terkel

Bridgegate Report Author Denies Sexist Treatment Of Bridget Kelly | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lead lawyer behind the Bridgegate report that cleared New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended his work Sunday against accusation...

Mirror, Mirror

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Randy Mastro Strikes Out

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

You know that you've failed when a Republican like Joseph Scarborough, host of the MSNBC show Morning Joe, says on his program that Randy Mastro, the so-called "independent" lawyer investigating Gov. Christie's bridge-closing scandal, sounded like Baghdad Bob at his press conference Thursday, and the political writer, Al Hunt -- also on the show -- said Mastro could have served as "Putin's lawyer." What will Christie do for his follow-up? One thing is for clear -- the woman in the George Washington Bridge scandal, Bridget Kelly, the sender of the traffic tie-up demand, is now in the crosshairs of the Mastro-led counterattack.

Amanda Terkel

Chris Christie Ally David Samson Resigns From Port Authority In Wake Of Bridgegate Scandal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) announced Friday that David Samson, the chairman of the Port Authority and a close ally, was resignin...

Chris Christie Holding First News Conference In 2 Months

Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: Christie Announced that David Samson, chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has resigned. By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, The ...

Ashley Alman

Christie Report Finds A Culprit: A Scorned, 'Emotional' Woman | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

A report on Thursday distancing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from George Washington Bridge lane closures concluded his former deputy chief of staff,...

Christie Says He Never Considered Quitting Over Bridgegate Scandal

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he never considered resigning because aides shut down traffic leading to the George Washing...

Will the Press Let Chris Christie Clear Himself?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The pressing, constitutional question wasn't whether Nixon himself had drawn up the harebrained scheme to break into Democratic Party offices inside the Watergate apartment complex in 1972. It was whether Nixon knew his underlings were running a criminal enterprise from inside the executive offices. The same holds true for Christie today.

Report By Christie-Appointed Attorney Shockingly Vindicates Christie

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

BY ANGELA DELLI SANTI & GEOFF MULVIHILL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — A law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday th...

Chris Christie's Lawyer To Issue Traffic Scandal Report

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to review a traffic-blocking scandal that has engulfed Christie's administra...

Christie Claims Scandal Hasn't Altered 2016 Plans

AP | By ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not ruled out running for president in 2016 despite his aides' involvement in a traf...

Lawyers For 2 Ex-Christie Aides Call For Immunity

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Lawyers for two former underlings of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said in separate court filings Friday that a legislative committee shou...

Public, Lawmakers Call On Port Authority Chair To Resign Amid Christie Bridge Scandal

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

By Victoria Cavaliere JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 19 (Reuters) - Lawmakers and members of the public on Wednesday called for the chairman...

Christie Adviser Kept In Loop On Scandal, Emails Reveal

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's campaign manager was kept informed of complaints over traffic backups near the George Washington Bridge e...

The Bridge Scandal and the Fifth Amendment

Laurent Sacharoff | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Laurent Sacharoff

Beyond the immediate politics (and entertainment value), the scandal raises one of the most nettlesome areas of criminal law: when does the Fifth Amendment protect documents?

Chris Christie Hecklers Ejected From Town Hall Meeting

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Six hecklers have been ejected from a town hall with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after shouting about a political payba...

Ex-Chris Christie Aides Resist Judge's Subpoena

Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback plot ensnaring New Jersey Gov...

New Subpoena Deepens Christie Scandal

The New York Times | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for records related to potential conflicts of interest ...

Former Christie Aides Ask Judge To Throw Out Subpoenas In Bridgegate Case

AP | ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two figures in a political payback plot that has overshadowed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration will attempt to c...

Ex-Christie Aide Fights Order To Give Up Records

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says in legal papers that there's a "real and substantial threat" of self-incri...

Christine O'Donnell Calls For Former Christie Aides To Be Jailed

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Former Republican Senate candidate and tea party darling Christine O’Donnell called for the imprisonment, “not just symbolic firings,” of former...

More Bridgegate Documents Released

AP | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANGELA DELLI SANTI | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The latest documents released by a New Jersey legislative committee looking into a political payback scandal surrounding Gov. C...