Chris Christie accuses 'Bridgegate' panel of playing politics
September 18th, 2014
02:59 PM ET
1 month ago

Chris Christie accuses 'Bridgegate' panel of playing politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had harsh words Thursday for the committee investigating allegations of abuse of power and the orchestrated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, known to many as the "Bridgegate" scandal.

"It's absolutely not true and it is a completely, a completely partisan act to be doing the leaking that they are doing," he said in response to a reporter's question about claims that his lawyers would not hand over certain documents, citing executive privilege.

The governor lambasted Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, co-chairman of the Select Committee on Investigation, saying he wanted to keep his name in the newspapers and his face on TV.

"We have fully cooperated, absolutely fully cooperated with them, and I am really growing tired of him," Christie said at a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey.

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N.J. bridge committee hears from top Christie staffer
July 17th, 2014
03:52 PM ET
3 months ago

N.J. bridge committee hears from top Christie staffer

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie's incoming chief of staff on Thursday became the fifth current or former member of the New Jersey governor's staff to go before a state legislative committee that's investigating lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last year.

The hearing came amid questions about whether the bipartisan panel, comprised of eight Democrats and four Republicans, should even proceed with its work.

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Tough time at town hall for Christie
July 1st, 2014
07:12 PM ET
4 months ago

Tough time at town hall for Christie

Caldwell, New Jersey (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie faced his toughest audience yet Tuesday since resuming question and answer sessions with New Jersey residents six months ago.

Protesters interrupted the governor several times during his 123rd town hall in the suburb of New York. There were also tense exchanges between Christie and two audience members.

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New Jersey committee investigating bridge lane closures to call more witnesses
June 30th, 2014
12:34 PM ET
4 months ago

New Jersey committee investigating bridge lane closures to call more witnesses

(CNN) - Despite calls from Republicans to wrap it up the Democratic co-chairs of the New Jersey legislative committee investigating the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September will issue a new round of subpoenas for witnesses as early as Monday.

Working off a list of 13 potential new witnesses, committee co-chair John Wisniewski said there are many more questions to be asked of people in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration in the wake of testimony from the governor’s chief of staff earlier this month.

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Christie warns of budget fight at town hall
June 25th, 2014
03:23 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie warns of budget fight at town hall

(CNN) - With a budget deadline just days away and New Jersey facing a billion dollar shortfall, Gov. Chris Christie told a town hall audience on Wednesday that he will veto any bill that crosses his desk containing a tax hike.

The Republican governor was greeted with a standing ovation as he entered the gymnasium at an elementary school in Haddon Heights, a suburb of Philadelphia, for his 122nd town hall. Before taking questions, Christie said he will not approve any budget that raises taxes and fees.

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At Mass. high school, Obama applauds students graduating with skills ‘to fix America’
June 11th, 2014
06:48 PM ET
4 months ago

At Mass. high school, Obama applauds students graduating with skills ‘to fix America’

Worcester, Massachusetts (CNN) – One by one, as students from Worcester Technical High School walked across the stage in cap and gown to collect their diplomas they stopped to shake the hand of a very special commencement speaker, the President of the United States.

Mr. Obama gave each one a hearty congratulations and a pat on the back. Some gave the President a hug and a peck on the cheek.

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Top aide says bridge scandal became ‘major distraction’ for Christie
Kevin O'Dowd, Gov. Chris Christie's chief of staff, tesitfies before a legislative committee looking into the George Washington Bridge controversy, Trenton, New Jersey, June 9, 2014 (CNN)
June 9th, 2014
07:28 PM ET
4 months ago

Top aide says bridge scandal became ‘major distraction’ for Christie

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - The George Washington Bridge scandal had become "a major distraction" to Gov. Chris Christie last December, according to his chief of staff, who also said on Monday that a central figure in the uproar denied any involvement when confronted.

Kevin O'Dowd became the most senior member of the Christie administration to testify before a legislative committee looking into the controversy that has upended the Republican’s administration just as he considers a bid for president in 2016.

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At baseball Hall, Obama holds 'Joltin Joe's' glove, talks tourism
May 22nd, 2014
08:20 PM ET
5 months ago

At baseball Hall, Obama holds 'Joltin Joe's' glove, talks tourism

Cooperstown, New York (CNN) – President Barack Obama stopped by a Little League game earlier in the week - clearly a warm-up for his visit to the baseball shrine in Cooperstown.

Obama on Thursday became the first sitting president to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in upstate New York.

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N.J. bridge panel to hear more testimony, Republicans ponder alternative theory
May 19th, 2014
07:47 AM ET
5 months ago

N.J. bridge panel to hear more testimony, Republicans ponder alternative theory

(CNN) – A New Jersey legislative committee investigating the orchestrated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge will hear more testimony on Tuesday.

Matt Mowers, a former campaign staffer for Gov. Chris Christie who now runs the New Hampshire GOP, will be the third person to testify under oath in Trenton as lawmakers look into allegations of abuse of authority.

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Christie spokesman to testify before investigative panel
May 13th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Christie spokesman to testify before investigative panel

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s chief spokesman is due to testify on Tuesday before a legislative committee investigating a political scandal that has upended the Republican’s administration.

Michael Drewniak, who is appearing under subpoena, has kept a low profile since the scandal around traffic jams last September at the foot of the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee broke.

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