Friday, January 31, 2014

Former ally burns his bridges with Christie

I've said all along that Christie would survive the bridge closing unless and until proof positive emerged tying him directly to Fort Lee's traffic problem. Well, today David Wildstein delivered the smoking gun. Thus does Wildstein exact his revenge after Christie threw him to the wolves in order to save his own prodigious ass.

Now that Port Authority has refused to pay Wildstein's legal bills, it's every man for himself. Wildstein's lawyers released this bombshell statement today.

One might think Gov. Blowhard was expecting this turn of events. Christie responded shortly thereafter:
The governor's office issued a statement today saying that he had not "prior knowledge" of the lane closures, and that he "denies Mr. Wildstein's lawyer's other assertions.”

The statement in full reads: "Mr. Wildstein's lawyer confirms what the Governor has said all along - he had absolutely no prior knowledge of the lane closures before they happened and whatever Mr. Wildstein's motivations were for closing them to begin with. As the Governor said in a December 13th press conference, he only first learned lanes were closed when it was reported by the press and as he said in his January 9th press conference, had no indication that this was anything other than a traffic study until he read otherwise the morning of January 8th. The Governor denies Mr. Wildstein's lawyer's other assertions.”
Christie's allies are clearly smelling blood in the water. He's already lost Ron Fournier and Rudy Giuliani in the last couple of days. NYT is all over this story and today Drudge turned on him with the banner headline. It will be very interesting to see how Morning Joe and Mika play it on their next show.

One thing is clear, if Wildstein gets immunity, it's all over but for the tearful goodbyes.

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