Chris Christie Justice

Report: Indictments Coming in New Jersey Bridge Scandal

FortLee

If this report from NBC is accurate, as many as a dozen indictments could be issued in January in relation to the closure of the George Washington Bridge.

Those facing potential indictment include former staffers to Gov. Christie and current and former Port Authority officials, the sources said. Possible charges may be related to what sources familiar with the probe describe to NBC 4 New York as an apparent conspiracy to cover up what they refer to as a politically motivated plot. […]

NBC 4 New York learned of the potential development in the investigation a day after a 136-page interim report by a joint legislative panel tasked with investigating the lane closures found no evidence Christie was involved in the scheme.

I understand that investigators have found no concrete proof that Governor Chris Christie himself was involved, but this looks very similar to the investigation of Governor Scott Walker’s office in Wisconsin and the prosecution of some of his former staff.

In both cases, persons very close to and surrounding the governor are indicted or implicated while the governor himself narrowly escapes. And in both cases, I find it extremely hard to believe that the head of state was not at all involved.

Just because there isn’t enough evidence to indict Governor Christie, or Governor Walker, doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t guilty.

An indictment of Christie’s staff will provide ample fodder on the campaign trail should he chose to run for higher office. He won’t be able to bluster and bully his way through national scrutiny or the televisions ads and robocalls his fellow Republican opponents will surely unleash on him.

  • Christopher Foxx

    An indictment of Christie’s staff will provide ample fodder on the campaign trail should he chose to run for higher office. He won’t be able to bluster and bully his way through national scrutiny or the televisions ads and robocalls his fellow Republican opponents will surely unleash on him.

    Good thing he has that veto of the pig bill to make sure he wins in Iowa then.

  • Keith Robertson

    No evidence of wrongdoing by Christie or Walker, but that doesn’t stop the mouthbreathers here, does it? lol. Meanwhile, you have cow-eyes whenever anyone brings up Benghazi. Hat tip from Yoda: “Blinded by partisanship you are”.

    • Christopher Foxx

      No evidence of wrongdoing by Christie or Walker

      No, not enough evidence to indict. Not the same thing.

      But your partisan blindness may have kept you from seeing that.

  • muselet

    He won’t be able to bluster and bully his way through national scrutiny—

    Sure he will. It’s what he’s good at.

    —or the televisions ads and robocalls his fellow Republican opponents will surely unleash on him.

    No one during primary season will say ‘boo’ about indictments over closing the GW Bridge. The other Rs will be too busy clubbing Chris Christie with his unseemly willingness to work with the Muslim usurper.

    Christie is toast, at least for this election cycle.

    –alopecia

  • Victor the Crab

    Just because there isn’t enough evidence to indict Governor Christie, or Governor Walker, doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t guilty.

    Doesn’t matter. Because they won’t get indicted, they can turn around and say “See I’ve been innocent all along. A victim of liberal elites who are just jealous of my success and want to bring me down in the worst way possible”.

    And the base and media will eat this up, and they’ll walk around thinking their shit don’t smell.

  • trgahan

    “An indictment of Christie’s staff will provide ample fodder on the campaign trail should he chose to run for higher office.”

    Still think Christie is a massive long short for anything higher than his current office….but the indicted staff that gets hung out to dry will also have an excellent opportunity to cash in telling their own story without fear of self-incrimination and/or reprisal.

    As we have seen, by that point it won’t be a question of sufficient legal evidence and Christie doesn’t handle public accusations well.