THE HUFFPOST splash earlier today and pictured above proves that a graphic sometimes is worth as much as you can write on a subject. The bottom line is that Christie’s self-appointed investigation found nothing to implicate him in bridgegate.
Christie’s staff continues to have problems.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer is not spared either. The report saying, “Our investigation found that Mayor Zimmer’s allegations are, in material respects, demonstrably false.” That will, hopefully, teach women not to write in their diaries, but instead, utilize the power they have in office to gather allies and nail the bully. Waiting doesn’t help your case.
The New York Times led with the only news in the report. The problem is that this news comes from David Wildstein, with what he offers about Christie self-serving.
The Port Authority official who oversaw the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge said he informed Gov. Chris Christie about it at a Sept. 11 memorial while the closings were occurring, according to the findings of an internal investigation released by lawyers for the governor on Thursday.
The official, David Wildstein, told Mr. Christie’s press secretary, Michael Drewniak, of the Sept. 11 conversation at a dinner in December just before his resignation from the Port Authority, according to the report.
The report said that Mr. Christie did not recall any such conversation, and it found no evidence that he was involved in the scheme, which snarled traffic for thousands of commuters in Fort Lee, N.J., from Sept. 9 through the morning of Sept. 12.
All the rest is just a partisan show, on one side Republicans hope to aid Christie’s career, on the other side Democrats hope to take down a powerful Republican, with this investigation costing taxpayer $1 million.
“We found that Gov. Christie had no knowledge beforehand of this George Washington Bridge realignment idea,” Mastro said at a news conference. He also said the lane closures were not reflective of the way the governor’s office generally operates. “We found that this was the action of the few,” he said. “This is not reflective of the whole.” [AP]
The life, purpose and success of this investigation remains in the hands of U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, where it has always been. Fishman will have the last word.