Thursday, September 18, 2014

NBC 4 New York: After 9 Months, Federal Probe of GWB Closure Finds No Link to Christie, Federal Sources Say

Governor Christie just may have been telling the truth, He may not have known anything about he George Washington lane closures last year, but it should be kept in mind that this was an anonymous sources in the Federal prosecutors office that leaked this information. No official word was released by Prosecutor Fishman's office. Chris Christie's administration is still under investigation for other Port Authority shenanigans.

From NBC4 New York:

The U.S. Justice Department investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in “Bridgegate” has thus far uncovered no information he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York.

The September 2013 closures -- where several entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee were shut down causing a traffic nightmare for commuters -- has been the subject of several federal and state investigations.

Federal officials caution that the investigation begun nine months ago is ongoing and that no final determination has been made, but say that after nine months authorities have uncovered no information Christie either knew in advance or ordered the closure of traffic lanes.

According to one former federal prosecutor, who had no involvement in any of the probes into the bridge closure, investigations of this kind will often turn up a solid connection early in the inquiry.

“My experience with federal law enforcement is that once you reach critical mass if you don’t have it within nine months or so you’re not likely to ever get it,” former federal prosecutor Robert W. Ray said.

When the final report is issued, Christie may still face complications from the scandal, said Lee Miringoff, Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion....


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe because all of the key witnesses took the 5th so they would not implicate themselves, or anyone else.

Anonymous said...

That....and the fact that the NBC story was entirely inaccurate.

They later corrected it.

Christie has not been cleared of anything. It is still very much an ongoing investigation.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/prosecutors-press-on-with-bridge-probe-tied-to-chris-christies-office-1411341880