Former aide says he gave Christie prior notice of plan for bridge foul-up

Uh-oh! Just when some people were beginning to think Chris Christie might survive the bridge scandal after all, a BOMBSHELL EXPLODES: On Dec. 13, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) told the press that no one on his senior staff had prior knowledge of the plan to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September. But a lawyer representing Christie’s former campaign manager Bill Stepien now says that was wrong. The claim was included in a letter sent in early April — and made public Wednesday — by attorney Kevin...

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Chris Christie peddles hypocrisy to gathering of gullible conservatives

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, famous of late for the bridge scandal in his state, probably figured he could make a speech to right-wing ideologues about fiscal responsibility without anyone in his audience realizing that his rhetoric was pure hooey. But alas, Christie’s audience included an editorial writer from one of his home-state newspapers. The result was THIS: Gov. Chris Christie has a big problem going into the 2016 presidential race, even if he survives the scandals without a scratch. He is pitching himself as the guy who can...

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Chris Christie and Jeb Bush would face obstacles if either sought the presidency

If you’re handicapping the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, you might want to take THIS into account: As conservatives gather in the Washington area on Thursday for three days of speeches from prospective 2016 presidential candidates and discussions about the future of the GOP, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that three in 10 of all Republicans say they would not vote for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie if he ran for the White House. Christie will address the annual Conservative Political Action...

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The thot plickens

THIS doesn’t look good for a certain politician: A former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says that the governor was aware of the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge and claimed that “he had the evidence to prove it,” the New York Times reports. Christie has repeatedly denied having any knowledge of what motivated the closures. Former Port Authority official David Wildstein — the former director of interstate capital projects — said in a letter released by his lawyer that the Christie administration ordered the...

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Apologize — then blame someone else!

Dana Milbank NAILS IT: Chris Christie is terribly sorry that his staff lied to him about things they did without his knowledge, and he feels remorse that the partisan media are targeting him with a witch hunt. Bob McDonnell is really sorry that an overzealous federal prosecutor is going after him for doing perfectly legal things. And Glenn Beck feels just awful that people were so “fragile” that they allowed his rhetoric to tear the country apart… Christie’s problem is the fault of MSNBC; McDonnell’s problem is the fault of the U.S....

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