Fri Jan 10, 2014, 08:04 PM
kpete (50,717 posts)
Christie/PAPD-Conspiracy? Fort Lee Mayor: Port Authority Police Blamed Me For Christie's Traffic Jam
Fort Lee Mayor: Port Authority Police Blamed Me For Christie's Traffic Jam
JAN. 10, 2014, 3:07 PM 1,946 2
Fort Lee, N.J. Mayor Mark Sokolich (D) wrote a letter to a top Port Authority official on Sept. 12 complaining that the agency's police officers were telling commuters it was the mayor's fault that lanes were closed on the George Washington Bridge, causing massive traffic jams.
Documents revealed this week made clear that Gov. Chris Christie's (R-N.J.) appointees were responsible for the closures, along with at least one member of the Governor's senior staff.
The state of New Jersey released hundreds more pages of documents Friday surrounding the "Bridgegate" scandal, including the Sokolich letter to Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni. Here's the relevant excerpt:
The release of these new documents comes two days after the revelation that top Christie aides were involved in the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Christie held a press conference on Thursday apologizing for the scandal and said he didn't have any knowledge of or involvement in the decisions.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fort-lee-mayor-port-authority-blamed-me-for-the-traffic-jam-2014-1#ixzz2q2lC679A
If this was indeed the case, the conspiracy included giving marching orders to PAPD officers who were instrumental in dropping the blame for the traffic jam in Sokolich’s lap. So not only did Wildstein and the other conspirators endanger public safety with a week-long, nightmarish traffic jam, but they chose to involve police officers as mouthpieces to spread their ill-conceived criminal enterprise.http://thedailybanter.com/2014/01/a-big-piece-of-the-christie-bridge-conspiracy-revealed/
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Fri Jan 10, 2014, 08:18 PM
okaawhatever (7,838 posts)
3. I have just read several pages of emails and letters. It's very clear that they all knew what they
were doing, had planned it, and kept it going long after they knew of the negative impact to health and safety. They knew who they were planning on throwing under the bus (ha ha, joke's on them...the bus couldn't move) and what response would be. They met at the office one night to keep everything "radio silent" when it first broke and so on.
Mayor Sokolich's first letter was very nice and he said he was trying to keep it from getting political and would they please answer him. Of course they didn't and then went after whoever "leaked" it to the press. They seemed to have some sort of pre-planned agreement to keep it from the media and direct all the blame in the direction they planned. That must be why one staffer said the "little serbian" meaning Sokolich would have trouble in November (getting re-elected).