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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:18 PM

Release of previously redacted GWB messages reveals new information

Source: Bergen Record

The private messages that linked Governor Christie’s office to lane closures at the George Washington Bridge also contain jokes about causing “traffic problems” at the home of a New Jersey rabbi associated with the Port Authority, newly released documents show.

The information is contained in 20 pages of messages that previously had redactions shielding who sent and received texts between former Port Authority executive David Wildstein and others. The documents do not shed any new light on potential further involvement of the governor’s office.

Link to Pdf of emails here: http://dng.northjersey.com/media_server/tr/2014/02/26emails/Wildstein.pdf

Read more: http://www.northjersey.com/news/Previously_redacted_GWB_messages_released_revealing_new_information.html

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Reply Release of previously redacted GWB messages reveals new information (Original post)
Beach Rat Feb 2014 OP
arcane1 Feb 2014 #1
Name removed Feb 2014 #3
Beach Rat Feb 2014 #5
calimary Feb 2014 #6
Beach Rat Feb 2014 #9
Beach Rat Feb 2014 #2
Beach Rat Feb 2014 #4
Blue_Tires Feb 2014 #7
frazzled Feb 2014 #8
bigdarryl Feb 2014 #10
bananas Feb 2014 #12
OKNancy Feb 2014 #11

Response to Beach Rat (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:28 PM

1. Punishing his innocent constituents over such a petty thing.

 

Yeah, he really cares about the people of New Jersey

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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:38 PM

5. These two should have a comedy show!

What a couple of cut-ups. Dark hollow souls!

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Response to Beach Rat (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:43 PM

6. Welcome to DU, Beach Rat!

Glad you're here! GREAT observation. They are indeed dark hollow souls. And that's about the best one can say about them. Now they're weasels trying to cover their tracks and finagle some sort of protection so they don't have to pay for their criminal behavior.

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Response to calimary (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:11 PM

9. Thank you

What creepy people. It's like they're living out some kind of power fantasy from a political movie or tv show. Like this is the way "players" act.

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Response to Beach Rat (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:34 PM

2. An additional story out from the Star-Ledger

The records also included newly revealed messages between Wildstein and Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director at the Port Authority. On Nov. 12, Baroni wrote, "Are we being fired?"

Wildstein announced his resignation Dec. 6, saying the controversy over the lane closings had "become a distraction, and I'm going to move on." Baroni resigned Dec. 13.

The records also suggest state Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R-Essex), who serves on the committee, coordinated with Wildstein on Nov. 25 to release a statement supporting Baroni's testimony earlier that day that the lane closings were the result of a traffic study.


http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/02/bridge_scandal_david_wildstein_uncensored_documents.html#incart_river_default

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Response to Beach Rat (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:36 PM

4. And yet another from the NY Times

Hoping to run up an impressive margin of victory in November, Mr. Christie’s campaign aggressively targeted the endorsements of Democratic mayors, religious leaders and other groups. A prevailing theory about the lane closings is that they were intended to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, Mark Sokolich, who did not endorse Mr. Christie.

The documents include no definitive answer as to why the lanes were closed, or why Mr. Christie’s allies were angry at Mr. Sokolich. But they do help to clarify the roles of various Christie aides now entangled in the scandal, and their attempts to cover up the traffic ruse.


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/nyregion/documents-show-christie-allies-discussed-another-traffic-jam.html?hp

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Response to Beach Rat (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:45 PM

7. I was hoping this thread was about George W. Bush's un-redacted messages

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:01 PM

8. Every time I see GWB, that is what I think, too

Sorry, but those three letters, in that combination, are already taken. They were seared into my brain during that long eight years (and the year of election runup to them), and they will forever connote that ... person*... to me.

*(I've made a pledge to myself, which I'm trying to keep, not to be mean or hyperbolic or crass. So while I might have wanted to say something like "idiot," I have confined myself to "person."

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 01:14 PM

10. Rachel will be on this tonight can't wait

 

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 04:22 PM

12. Same here. nt

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Response to Beach Rat (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 03:45 PM

11. kick

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