Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority
April 14th, 2014
03:01 PM ET
2 days ago

Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority

New York (CNN) - Another New Jersey representative on the board of commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is stepping aside, according to several sources with knowledge of the commissioner's plan to hand in his resignation.

Commissioner Anthony Sartor was appointed to his position in 1999 by then-Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Whitman. He continued to serve at the pleasure of several governors including Chris Christie. Sartor is expected to resign soon.
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Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal
April 10th, 2014
05:44 PM ET
5 days ago

Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal

(CNN) – The state legislative committee investigating the role members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration played in closing down lanes to the George Washington Bridge will continue its work despite being dealt a blow by a local judge.

“We’re going to continue to look at bringing people in for testimony and we’ll continue to work on obtaining other documents,” said Assemblyman John Wisniewksi, the Democratic co-chair of the Select Committee on Investigation, said on Thursday.
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Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation
April 3rd, 2014
02:04 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation

The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey could be meeting with a new witness soon as part of the investigation into allegations that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration held Superstorm Sandy recovery funds hostage in Hoboken.

The Hoboken city council voted Wednesday night to approve a measure that would allow Mayor Dawn Zimmer to waive attorney-client privileges, paving the way for a city attorney to comply with a subpoena for documents from the U.S. Attorney's office.

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March 28th, 2014
07:15 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Another key Christie ally leaves his job amid scandal

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – Another top ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has resigned amid a political scandal that has roiled the Republican's administration and clouded his potential presidential prospects.

Christie announced at a news conference Friday that David Samson, who chairs the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, stepped down earlier in the day, effective immediately.

Also see: Highlights from Chris Christie's news conference

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March 27th, 2014
02:13 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Internal probe: Christie doesn't recall being informed of traffic jams

(CNN) – A top appointee of Chris Christie apparently told another official that he informed the New Jersey governor about the now-infamous traffic tie ups near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year as they were occurring, according to a review of the matter by outside lawyers hired by the governor's office.

But details of the internal investigation released on Thursday said Christie "does not recall" any conversation with David Wildstein, then an executive of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, at a public event last September, and it all wouldn't have "registered" anyway because the governor "knew nothing about this decision in advance."

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Gov. Chris Christie’s internal review of bridge flap expected to clear him
March 26th, 2014
10:32 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Gov. Chris Christie’s internal review of bridge flap expected to clear him

(CNN) - The law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office to conduct an investigation into the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge will release the results of the internal review Thursday morning.

After spending nearly three months looking into who orchestrated the lane closures and why, a team of lawyers led by Randy Mastro - a member of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration - is expected to clear the governor of any wrongdoing. The report concludes that there is no evidence linking Christie to “plotting or directing” the traffic jams that are at the center of a political scandal roiling his administration, the New York Times reported on Monday.

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Christie’s office clears him of any link to bridge lane closures, published report says
March 24th, 2014
04:59 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Christie’s office clears him of any link to bridge lane closures, published report says

(CNN) - Attorneys hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office have found no evidence linking him to “plotting or directing” traffic jams at the foot of the George Washington Bridge that are at the center of a political scandal roiling his administration, the New York Times reported.

A state legislative investigative committee and the U.S. Attorney’s office are looking into whether the tie-ups in Fort Lee were set in motion deliberately by top Christie appointees to punish that town’s Democratic mayor for not endorsing the Republican’s reelection.

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Attorney goes back to 19th century in New Jersey bridge scandal argument
March 24th, 2014
01:00 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Attorney goes back to 19th century in New Jersey bridge scandal argument

(CNN) – Talk about going old school.

To support an argument that the New Jersey select committee on investigation does have the ability to grant someone immunity, the attorney representing Chris Christie’s campaign manager included in dozens of pieces of supportive evidence an article from the New York Times penned in 1895.

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Embattled Christie Port Authority appointee abruptly leaves public meeting, some later call for his resignation
Port Authority Chairman David Samson, a Gov. Chris Christie appointee who has resisted calls to resign, recused himself from the discussion and abruptly walked out of Wednesday's board meeting.
March 19th, 2014
09:14 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Embattled Christie Port Authority appointee abruptly leaves public meeting, some later call for his resignation

(CNN) - Several speakers at a public meeting of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey called on the agency’s chairman to resign on Wednesday. But David Samson didn’t hear them.

That’s because Samson, who was appointed to the top position by Gov. Chris Christie, recused himself from the matter before the board and said he shouldn’t be present.

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New set of emails, texts on N.J. bridge scandal turned over to judge
March 17th, 2014
07:46 PM ET
4 weeks ago

New set of emails, texts on N.J. bridge scandal turned over to judge

(CNN) – Newly revealed emails between key figures in a political scandal roiling the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were turned over to a state court judge on Monday.

Members of a legislative committee investigating whether Christie appointees deliberately orchestrated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year as part of a political payback scheme suggest the governor's campaign manager was kept in the loop during and after the tie ups.

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