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Here's the full text of the email from NJ Gov. Chris Christie responding to David Wildstein's "Christie Knew" charge

5 Things You Should Know About The Bombshell That's Not A Bombshell

1. New York Times Bombshell Not A Bombshell. A media firestorm was set off by sloppy reporting from the New York Times and their suggestion that there was actually "evidence" when it was a letter alleging that "evidence exists." Forced to change the lead almost immediately, the Times was roundly criticized, and its editor was forced to issue this extraordinary statement to the Huffington Post:

• "We've made probably dozens of changes to the story to make it more precise. That was one of them. I bet there will be dozens more."

2. As he has said repeatedly, Governor Christie had no involvement, knowledge or understanding of the real motives behind David Wildstein's scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge.

• GOVERNOR CHRISTIE: "So what I can tell you is if people find that hard to believe, I don't know what else to say except to tell them that I had no knowledge of this -- of the planning, the execution or anything about it -- and that I first found out about it after it was over. And even then, what I was told was that it was a traffic study. And there was no evidence to the contrary until yesterday that was brought to my attention or anybody else's attention." (Press Conference, 1/9/14)

3. The Governor first learned lanes at the George Washington Bridge were even closed from press accounts after the fact. Even then he was under the belief it was a traffic study. He first learned David Wildstein and Bridget Kelly closed lanes for political purposes when it was reported on January 8th.

• GOVERNOR CHRISTIE: "And I knew nothing about this. And until it started to be reported in the papers about the closure, but even then I was told this was a traffic study." (Press Conference, 1/9/14)

4. In David Wildstein's past, people and newspaper accounts have described him as "tumultuous" and someone who "made moves that were not productive."

• As a 16-year-old kid, he sued over a local school board election. • He was publicly accused by his high school social studies teacher of deceptive behavior. • He had a controversial tenure as Mayor of Livingston • He was an anonymous blogger known as Wally Edge • He had a strange habit of registering web addresses for other people's names without telling them

• Thomas L. Adams, Wildstein's Council Running Mate: "It Was A Tumultuous Time." (Shawn Boburg, "Ex-Blogger Is Governor Christie's Eyes, Ears Inside The Port Authority," Bergen Record, 3/3/12) • Robert Leopold, Livingston's former Democratic Mayor: Wildstein Was "A Political Animal" Who "Frightened People." (Shawn Boburg, "Ex-Blogger Is Governor Christie's Eyes, Ears Inside The Port Authority," Bergen Record, 3/3/12) • "He Was A Very Contentious Person." (Shawn Boburg, "Ex-Blogger Is Governor Christie's Eyes, Ears Inside The Port Authority," Bergen Record, 3/3/12) • Wildstein Created "Culture Of Fear" Within Port Authority. "He and others referred to a 'culture of fear' within the authority, reflected in testimony from other authority officials about their reluctance to report to Mr. Foye or others what they considered an 'odd' request from Mr. Wildstein—to abruptly realign lanes that had been in place for decades and to tell no one about it." (Ted Mann, "Port Authority Chief Testifies in George Washington Bridge Flap," The Wall Street Journal, 12/9/13)

5. David Wildstein has been publicly asking for immunity since the beginning, been held in contempt by the New Jersey legislature for refusing to testify, failed to provide this so-called "evidence" when he was first subpoenaed by the NJ Legislature and is looking for the Port Authority to pay his legal bills.

• Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich: "Look, from my perspective and Fort Lee's perspective, we have credibility issues with Mr. Wildstein…He is certainly bucking for immunity." (Susan K. Livio, "GWB letter raises credibility questions for Chris Christie, Port Authority official, politicians say," Star-Ledger, 2/1/14) • Assemblyman John Wisniewski: "'I am curious (Wildstein) has documents … he did not provide them to the committee when he was subpoenaed,' Wisniewski added." (Susan K. Livio, "GWB letter raises credibility questions for Chris Christie, Port Authority official, politicians say," Star-Ledger, 2/1/14)

Bottom line - David Wildstein will do and say anything to save David Wildstein.
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David Wildstein sure sounds wild and a sociopath. Sure he will try to throw Christie under the bus to save his ass just like how Christie will/did as well. But, Christie cannot deny that he they are friends and associates from childhood and Christie got him on the Port Authority in a position which didn't exist before. He was the governor's man on Port Authority. Something is definitely fishy. Christie can try and wash his big ass as much as he want in the Hudson river.. but he still stinks.. at the moment. Not to mention, his Presidential ambitions which is the real discussion.. is nothing but a dream at the moment. Mrs.Clinton is probably already laughing her way to the bank because as +Craig Shipp  would say, it is very difficult for a Republican like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush or Rand Paul to win in the current political climate even after major Democrat screw ups. In my opinion Christie had a good chance since he was quite popular in Democrat strongholds and conservative strongholds wouldn't have had a choice but to vote for him anyway if he was the candidate.  
 
I am coining a new saying:

" ITS ALL OVER WHEN  FRIENDS of the FAT MAN SING"

-Ken Luskin

My new saying  is  a corollary to:

"Its not over till the fat lady sings "
 
Nobody cares and It would be a better life; If I could set names of certain politicians and people from ever crossing my computer screen. It hurts my intelligence to even to view these people. 

Besides fatboy should be eating a polish or something; whats he doing running a dam US State? 
 
What I've taken away from this is that Christie may very well be clean. If that's the worst the desperate idiot can find to say...

Then it actually says a lot about the pending case.

Unless this is being played much more shrewdly than I think likely. 
 
+Bram Warrick   
What I've taken away is that you are  are the perfect fool !

Are you so naive to think that staff of the fat man would close lanes on a bridge, causing horrible traffic jams,  without FIRST getting an OK from him??

NO WAY that staffers would do something like this WITHOUT FIRST  GETTING OK from the FAT MAN!!!!
 
+Ken Luskin LOL. Sorry couldn't hear you over the sound of caps lock.

Have you read the crazy the accuser has indisputably done on his own?
 
While it may sound self - serving and self-centered, I've been in paid staffer and high level volunteer positions in primarily Congressional position for more than one race to say the least.

I have one response to the Governors attempt to cover his ass: HORSESHIT . Stick a fork in him he's done. All it will take is for one staffer or local official to get his immunity and he'll go down in flames and it will happen incourt.

Any hopes he had for a Presidential campaign are toast...unless of course you are a Democrat and pray for him or Ted Cruz to get the nomination

They can be beat like a gong. Loudly and repeatedly. 
 
+Dan McDermott  When was the last time we had a President form NJ? Or did we ever? There goes our big fat chance.
 
+Dan McDermott if you believe this guy knew nothing about this until he read it in the press I have a bridge I'd like to sell you
 
Grover Cleveland was a NJ native, but tends to be associated with New York.  Woodrow Wilson was a Virginia native but was governor of New Jersey prior to becoming POTUS.
 
I have no idea what happened. Just putting this out there.
 
More political hack jobs, Chris Christie is the GOP's voice of opposition to the leftest media and the only thing they can do is to try and find anything, anything to slow his rise to national prominence on the GOP's seemingly lack of leadership. Listen up folks if we get Billary Clinton we're screwed, if we get Chris Christie we're screwed almost as bad. The best thing would be Rand Paul. The only real I mean REAL solution is term limits!! If we get enough public support, no not support we need public action. Non violent protest. We must demand term limits. Just like the white house if you win an election great. If you do a good job you can be re-elected once and only once period! Harry Reed, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi all career politicians gotta go & go now. DFL or GOP your out! Get out, your free ride is over. Please, please spread the word....
TERM LIMITS NOW!
 
Term limits will be a great idea. So will be getting rid of superpacs and reduce campaign financing and reduced lobbying. Money cannot make decisions for people. Oh by the way, corporations aren't people just because they pay taxes... 
 
It seems hard to believe that such a traffic jam, where emergency vehicles couldn't get through, wasn't known to the governor.  This had to be on the news.  Maybe they weren't showing it on the TV news at Christie's favorite donut shop.    It's a good thing this wasn't some major disaster that required the man in charge to be aware of what was going on in his state.
 
You gotta love the fact that most of the email is basically attacking and slashing Wildstein for a bunch of irrelevant (minor who sued a school board, accused by a high school teacher - laughable) "behavior".
This character assassination is most telling about Christie... and the kinds of people he seeks out for appointments.
Christie really does seem like the kind of guy who teaches dogs to do bad things, then beats them in front of the neighbors when they get caught doing it.
 
Gov Christie not knowing one day or one hour of bridge closure was taking place is very plausible.  This closure was much longer then a reasonably believable time period in which to profess ignorance.
 
The New York Times was the assassin behind Paula Deen, too. Political hacks, one and all!
 
I'm no fan of Christie, but I had the feeling that when all this started, Wildstein would be the one to take people down with him. There was just something about him that read "snake in the grass".
Fir Tir
 
CC brought this on himself by courting the media and higher office. The desire to run for president is what overdrive his actions in Nj.
 
He won't be able to "run" anytime soon.
 
Can't wait for Christie's grade school chums to start reminiscing about him. Hard to believe he wasn't also a bully back then
 
presidents must be able to jog to helicopter landing site, about 15 to 20 steps further than Christies range
 
+Kraig Richard LMFAO!!! Can we get that printed on T-shirts....I love it!

That fat doughnut eating SOB would likely suck a valve (or doughnut) if he had to run 1 single lap around aforementioned bird.

I so would love for that fatass yankee to come to rebel land, and come down here for some good old  southern redneck PT 

By the end of the first day, trying to keep up with this 'scrawny little redneck' he'd be sucking wind and puking so hard, his butt-hole would be sucking butt-ermilk.

LOL Count on that one!!
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