Chris Christie to take questions on radio show
February 3rd, 2014
07:43 AM ET
7 months ago

Chris Christie to take questions on radio show

(CNN) - For the first time since e-mails linked his office to the decision to close lanes to the George Washington Bridge, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to take questions from Garden State residents Monday night.

Christie will appear on the "Ask the Governor" radio show on New Jersey 101.5 live at 7 p.m. ET.


Christie hasn't held a news conference or taken questions from New Jersey residents on developments in the investigation since January 9, when he held a nearly two-hour news conference the day after the e-mails connecting officials close to Christie to the lane closings emerged.

The governor has not publicly taken questions on accusations against his administration by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who alleged she was warned that Superstorm Sandy recovery funds may be tied to her support for a development project.

And Friday, former Port Authority official and Christie associate David Wildstein claimed in a letter that Christie knew of the lane closings at the time, which is at odds with the governor's account.

He appeared on several sports radio shows last week during the run-up to the Super Bowl, but the hosts said on-air they were limited by Christie's staff to asking questions only on sports.

Christie last took part in the "Ask the Governor" show December 23, when he said of the lane closures that he had asked "my staff to give me a full briefing. They've told me everything that we know. None of this makes sense, it's all about politics."


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Anyone who expects Christie to answer questions regarding the investigations on the air is going to be disappointed. He has the perfect excuse to not answer quesitons. "I cannot speak about an ongoing investigation." Sorry, folks, but there will be no smoking guns tonight. You're gonna have to wait until he's speaking under oath.

    February 3, 2014 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  2. wendel

    right like he is going to tell the truth.

    February 3, 2014 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  3. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Who knows if he will answer the questions truthfully??????

    February 3, 2014 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    since he obviously will duck anything regarding the GWB issue, here's my question......."Mr Governer....how were the ribs at the all you can eat BBQ last nite?" And my follow-up....." was it true they had to forcibly remove you from the restaurant?"

    February 3, 2014 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  5. sally

    has Christy ever thought the Clintons might be behind this scandal ?he was ahead of Killay in the polls!

    February 3, 2014 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    Fair is Fair
    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    I don't think it's a wise move for him to be talking. His administration has already contradicted themselves. He's only going to make matters worse by taking questions.
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    Hey... I give him a lot of credit for doing it. It's the ones who clam up who typically have something to hide. Let's see where it goes.
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    I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now. But let's see. Wildstein is ready to turn Sammy Gravano on Christie.

    February 3, 2014 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    sally

    has Christy ever thought the Clintons might be behind this scandal ?he was ahead of Killay in the polls!
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    I doubt it. Christie has portrayed himself as a "Col. Klink". He's not that desperate, yet.

    February 3, 2014 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  8. uncommon sense

    Right, its those darn liberals again, to funny, have you ever considered he's guilty? Its a stretch I know, but I smell something cooking, its fatman soup.

    February 3, 2014 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  9. S.B. Stein

    I have seen Christie as a bully from day one. He says that he is bipartisan when he isn't. Christie is clearly an ideologue because he refuses to see both sides of the ledger. I want to know if he is going to or has ever done an analysis of the programs that support the poor in terms of putting money back into the economy like Unemployment Insurance Benefits do. If he hasn't done that and won't, the question is why not?

    In terms of the bridge, it is damning no matter how it comes out. Either he is a bully and will do anything to get back at those that don't support him when he asks for it. The flip side of that is that he hasn't a clue as to what his people are doing in his name which shows that he is clueless and out of the loop which is bad.

    February 3, 2014 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  10. uncommon sense

    Once it becomes all but impossible to believe him anymore, watch how quickly the rwnj go from he didn't know to, big deal, it was only a bridge closing. Forget the fact a woman died, at that point I believe the next word is benghazi, you've got zip losers .

    February 3, 2014 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    -Fair is Fair

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Where's Our $24 Billion?

    I don't think it's a wise move for him to be talking. His administration has already contradicted themselves. He's only going to make matters worse by taking questions.
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    Hey... I give him a lot of credit for doing it. It's the ones who clam up who typically have something to hide. Let's see where it goes.
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    Christie's ego makes him incapable of clamming up. He's a control freak.

    February 3, 2014 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  12. rs

    Given Mr. Christie's tenuous situation vis a vis a Legislative and Federal investigations, it would seem unwise to do this. First, he needs to be very careful now about what he says, especially as witnesses (and their lawyers) are now beginning to make statements. Second, if he isn't forthcoming in answering the questions he'll inevitable will get asked, he'll look guilty, making his situation appear worse.

    A wise man would be silent at this point.

    February 3, 2014 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  13. uncommon sense

    There is no way he didn't know, why not fire Kelly in December, when it first come to light? He really though the traffic study would end it, sorry sport. For someone who exercises absolute control, can't wait for the breaking news on this, give them amnesty. Wonder how much money this is costing the taxpayers?

    February 3, 2014 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  14. Sniffit

    "Chris Christie to take questions on radio show"

    Yes, but will he answer them?

    February 3, 2014 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  15. Sniffit

    "Where is Darrell Issa when you need him?"

    We'll have to find out when the first time occurs that anyone needs him and his ridiculous crap.

    February 3, 2014 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  16. Sniffit

    "Once snubbed, Christie to appear at major conservative conference"

    Because nothing re-ups your conservative street cred like a scandal accusing you of bullying Dems/liberals which you vehemently deny, but which the Teatroll base would love your for doing, especially if you manage to get away with it. There was actually a poll showing that 5% of them say it makes them MORE likely to vote for him.

    February 3, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  17. Rudy NYC

    Sniffit

    "Chris Christie to take questions on radio show"

    Yes, but will he answer them?
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    Of course, not. Christie has a perfectly valid excuse not to answer any questions. It's an "active and ongoing investigation", which means he cannot speak about it.

    February 3, 2014 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  18. Jason

    A small closure for christie but a giant closure for the GOP in 2016

    February 3, 2014 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  19. Howard

    The question I would like to see answered is would you say under oath you had no involvement or knowledge of the George washington bridge closing?

    February 3, 2014 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  20. ChrisM

    Christie is done and he knows it. He is just going thru the motions now. The more he talks the deeper that hole he is digging gets. Bye bye Crispy

    February 3, 2014 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  21. IA

    Sniffet..Like our President answered yesterdays interview questions?

    February 3, 2014 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  22. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    He's not going to answer any question about Bridgegate but I guarantee you he 's going to continue his slander and name calling against Wildstein and that's not good. Wildstein never has or anyone else thus far has called Christie names. When a person can't defend themselves they always name call.

    February 3, 2014 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  23. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    A wise man would be silent at this point.
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    His ego won't let him shut up, shutting up.
    He thinks he can handle reporters questions, rs, without digging himself into a deeper hole.
    He thinks this even though after his last almost two-hour debacle in front of the press corps he had to lawyer up, purportedly so that he would indeed shut up.
    Loose lips have sunk bigger battleships than the SOS Christie, er, SS Christie I meant....not.

    February 3, 2014 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  24. Frank

    What, and he will be nice to people for a change? Bully.

    February 3, 2014 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Claudia, Houston, Tx

    He's not going to answer any question about Bridgegate but I guarantee you he 's going to continue his slander and name calling against Wildstein and that's not good. Wildstein never has or anyone else thus far has called Christie names. When a person can't defend themselves they always name call.
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    I like The Big Apple.

    February 3, 2014 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
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