Wednesday, January 8, 2014

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” a Gov. Christie staffer reportedly emailed

The Hill reports:
New emails link a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lane closures that snarled traffic on the George Washington Bridge last year, the clearest connection between the Republican and a growing scandal that threatens his presidential prospects. 

According to emails obtained by the Bergen County Record, Bridget Anne Kelly, a deputy chief of staff to the governor, instructed a Port Authority official appointed by Christie to create “traffic problems” in Fort Lee, the Democratic mayor of which had declined to endorse Christie for reelection.

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” she emailed David Wildstein, a high-school friend of the governor.

Within an hour of the report, Christie had canceled his only public event for the day.

Christie has consistently denied any connection with his administration and the lane closures or any knowledge of the reason behind the closures, which created massive traffic jams on the Fort Lee on-ramps for four days in September of last year.

The closures were ordered by a duo of Christie appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who said they did so to carry out a traffic study.

No evidence of any such study has surfaced. Democrats have suggested the move was political retribution from Christie’s allies against Fort Lee’s mayor, whose refusal to endorse the governor came during a campaign where Christie’s bipartisan support from New Jersey elected officials played prominently in his argument to voters.


  1. This same type of Bridgegatesque crime, corruption, cover-up & retaliation is standard operating procedure at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's Lost & Found Dept. in NYC concerning lost & found property brazenly stolen by Port Authority Supervisors. Google  “Donna Lebourne abc news" & see the vile face of shame being confronted & exposed for the world to see.

    Port Authority Supervisor Donna Lebourne also has an outside job, she is the Vice President of her & her husband’s charity Caribbean Sports International that donates cellphones & other electronics.  If you lost an item at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and did not get it back, contact her charity, perhaps she may donate your item back to you out of the kindness of her cold evil heart. It's very easy to be charitable when you are giving away someone else’s property.

    Also, the Port Authority of NY & NJ has become a threat to national security and has placed everyone's safety & security in jeopardy, by employing an illegal policy of disposing lost valid passports in the garbage that are found in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist cell could do with those valid lost passports or an identity theft ring. Google "Port Authority - Passports."

    If the Port Authority will not prosecute and punish their own supervisors for theft, especially when they are caught redhanded, how much confidence do you have in their ability to actually put a stop to their illegal passport policy or any other crimes they uncover? The Port Authority's inaction and cover-up is tantamount to treason.

    In this age of global terrorism and rampant identity theft, the Port Authority is a reckless shameful disgusting embarrassment of bi-state transportation agency when it comes to safety & security in this area. To ignore this gaffe would be a crime on all levels of local, state & federal government, who have the power to put a stop to this lunacy. 

    Action must be taken against these corrupt incompetent criminals in the Port Authority before another terrorist attack takes place & more innocent lives are lost due to their utter disregard about our safety and security, not to mention their disgraceful feeling of self entitlement to patron's lost property found at the PABT. Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.”

    The culture of fear is alive and well at the Port, because crime, corruption, cover-ups & retaliation is the Port Authority way. Believe me, I know firsthand and I have the evidence to prove it. General Manager of the George Washington Bridge Robert Durando’s testimony at the New Jersey State Assembly Transportation Committee on 12/9/13 exposes the culture of fear that exists at the Port Authority, he is fully aware of what happens to whistleblowers at the Port. Sadly, Durando and his boss Cedrick Fulton decided to put tens of thousands of lives in jeopardy just to save their own jobs. They are cowards...highly paid puppets of the Port Authority.

    Intentionally gridlocking traffic on 9/11 for the sake of a "traffic study," a day that terrorist use to cause mayhem is absolute insanity.

    It’s time to stop the madness!

  2. What do you expect from a fascist Republican thug whose first thoughts in the morning are doughnuts, cream puffs, and payback.

  3. - I wonder what the mayor of Ft. Lee owed to the "Gov". The two lead people on this seemed to act like the mayor declined to payback something like they were the mob.

    - Not sure if the "Gov" knew about this or not, but at the end of the WSJ obtained emails, Wildstein was given some kind of appraisal by Christie maybe to add onto his resume or an excuse for a raise.

    - JS

  4. Prediction - there will be no surprises here: Ms Kelly loses her job, Christie continues to disavow any knowledge of the incident, and life goes on. This will have almost zero impact on Christie's future in politics.

  5. Christie for POTUS ? PLEEEEZZZZ. Want a MUCH better choice ? Here 'ya go : DR BEN CARSON . Hopefully he runs ( or, should i say, is 'allowed' to run by the ptb ).