I would say this news surprised me, but it didn’t. Since the news of the “bridge scandal” initially broke, I didn’t believe for a single moment that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had no knowledge about what was going on.
In a statement released by his lawyer, David Wildstein claims that the order to close the lanes was “the Christie administration’s order” and “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference.”
Though some evidence does suggest that this is a veiled threat from Mr. Wildstein to Governor Christie in an attempt to have his legal fees paid for as he goes through the legal fallout of this bridge fiasco.
But of course, Christie continues to deny having any knowledge prior to January 8th that the now infamous lane closures were linked to a scandal.
I’m sorry, but I’m just not buying it. There were clearly a lot of “Christie people” involved in this, and the evidence we have thus far seems to indicate quite a lot of “chatter” going on between these individuals about this pathetic retaliation against a mayor who refused to endorse Chris Christie’s re-election bid.
It just seems completely unbelievable that someone like Governor Christie, who obviously has a massive ego and seems to be “in control” of everything that goes on within his office, would somehow have absolutely no knowledge that any of this had been going on.
After all, the only person who really would have suffered any kind of bruised ego by not receiving a pointless endorsement is Chris Christie. And if these people were so loyal to Christie that they decided to “fight” for the governor by staging this juvenile stunt – why would they have risked his political career over something so pointless?
But I can assure everyone one thing – if there’s evidence this ex-official from the Port Authority can produce that links Governor Christie to this scandal, it’s eventually going to come out.
It’s kind of the cliché’ saying, “the cat’s out of the bag.” He’s claimed there’s evidence that exists linking Christie, and if that’s true, somebody somewhere is going to produce that evidence.
One thing is for certain, Chris Christie’s time as the darling of the GOP was extremely short-lived. Because I really don’t think he can recover from these accusations by 2016. Especially if evidence emerges that contradicts the story Christie has been clinging to for the last several weeks. Forget 2016, he might not even last this full term as governor.