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January 9, 2014
How much trouble is Chris Christie in?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is embroiled in a major league scandal that has already tarnished his image and threatens to derail his presidential ambitions before they even get started. The brouhaha involves orders given by top Christie aides to Christie appointees of the NY-NJ Port Authority, to close a couple of lanes on the Geoge Washington Bridge that would punish a Democratic mayor - Fort Lee's Mark Sokolich - for not supporting his re-election. The result of the lane closing was massive traffic jams for Fort Lee and other small towns near the bridge. The emails make pretty clear that the closings were punitive. Politico: Christie previously had denied his staff played a role in the lane closures and even mocked reporters for asking about the issue when it emerged months ago. He said a traffic study prompted the closure. But the emails tell a different story, potentially undercutting Christie's reputation as a truth-teller who doesn't play political games. "Time for...(Read Full Post)