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Tue Jan 6, 2015, 12:50 PM

Chris Christie Pushed Port Authority To Give Contract To Jerry Jones' Firm

Source: International Business Times

Less than two years before Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s tickets and travel to NFL games, government documents show Christie personally pushed the Port Authority to approve a lucrative contract for a firm part-owned by Jones. Christie nonetheless accepted the gifts from Jones, despite New Jersey ethics rules barring gifts to public officials from persons or entities that those officials “deal with, contact, or regulate in the course of official business.”

On March 19, 2013, Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a press release announcing their selection of Legends Hospitality LLC to operate the observation deck on the top floor of One World Trade Center. The next day, the Port Authority board -- which is appointed by Christie and Cuomo -- specifically cited the governors’ announcement in voting to approve the contract for the company, which is jointly owned by the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Checketts Partners Investment Fund.

The Port Authority press release announcing the vote quotes Dallas Cowboys executive Jerry Jones, Jr. as saying: "We are humbled to have been chosen to operate the Observatory Deck."

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news that Jones has business with the Port Authority. That story followed an International Business Times report about how Christie’s acceptance of gifts from Jones may conflict with New Jersey ethics rules because the gifts followed Christie’s administration delivering big tax subsidies to the NFL.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/chris-christie-pushed-port-authority-give-contract-jerry-jones-firm-1774154



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Reply Chris Christie Pushed Port Authority To Give Contract To Jerry Jones' Firm (Original post)
Miles Archer Jan 2015 OP
randys1 Jan 2015 #1
George II Jan 2015 #2
SoapBox Jan 2015 #3
n2doc Jan 2015 #4
liberalmike27 Jan 2015 #15
AnAzulTexas Jan 2015 #16
barbtries Jan 2015 #5
PDittie Jan 2015 #6
jmowreader Jan 2015 #17
diabeticman Jan 2015 #7
Jackpine Radical Jan 2015 #9
Hutzpa Jan 2015 #8
hughee99 Jan 2015 #10
TRoN33 Jan 2015 #11
BeyondGeography Jan 2015 #12
tclambert Jan 2015 #13
jmowreader Jan 2015 #18
czarjak Jan 2015 #14
madinmaryland Jan 2015 #19
Laxman Jan 2015 #20
Gabi Hayes Jan 2015 #21
DeSwiss Jan 2015 #22
TBF Jan 2015 #23

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 12:53 PM

1. Jesus god damn christ...How stupid are we? How much more of this do we put up with?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:01 PM

2. Good catch (and I don't mean of a forward pass!!!!)...

...looks like Christie has been using the Port Authority in many ways as his own personal "fringe benefit"!

He's got more skeletons in his closet than Bela Lugosi.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:10 PM

3. Rotten, rotten, rotten to the core...

All these Pukes, Baggers and 1%er's.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:19 PM

4. Chrispie is looking more orange than Boehner!

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Response to n2doc (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 02:54 PM

15. Seeing Actual Hug

Jerry Jones was pushing away on Christies arm.

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Response to liberalmike27 (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 03:20 PM

16. He probably smells

Since its highly likely he can't wipe his own ass

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:20 PM

5. so corrupt

and apparently nobody with the ability to, willing to call him on it or prosecute him. are people afraid of this asshole bully? maybe?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:21 PM

6. Chris Christie is a starfucker.

He stands no chance of being the GOP nominee, FWIW. The South is going to drive that decision this go-round, and they're rolling with either Ted Cruz or Mike Huckabee. Oh, Rand will have his fifteen minutes, and Jeb may very well tamp down the Tea Party flames, but like Gingrich and Santorum four years ago, there's going to be one crazy left standing against the establishment's choice.

Christie will have to be content with a fat lobbyist contract when he leaves the governor's office.

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Response to PDittie (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 03:56 PM

17. "Fat lobbyist contract"? You're going straight to hell for that one

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:24 PM

7. okay not to speak ill of a Dem and I know I will be accused of being a troll but I'm wondering if

Cuomo got anything as well?


Let's face it with So many DINOS passing that budget that gave Banks a HUGE christmas gift. I feel we have too many DINOs in the party.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:31 PM

9. Andrew Cuomo is one of those "Dems"

of whom you are permitted to speak ill on these premises.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:28 PM

8. He is corrupt and he is also a bully

[p]a definate hallamrk of someone who is either a mafia or controlled by the mafia. All my life following politics i've never seen a
politician tell a journalist to "sit down and shut up" while pointing and gesticulating like a 12 years old.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 01:46 PM

10. Eh, as Barney Frank might say "It's not a crime to have rich friends". n/t

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 02:10 PM

11. Did anyone saw less than a second, Christie put his hand down Jones' wallet for 2016.

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 02:16 PM

12. Hollywood is watching, or maybe just San Fernando Valley

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 02:31 PM

13. One day the Chris Christie story will make an interesting movie.

Not really a compliment for the actor who plays him, though.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 03:58 PM

18. It's been done...repeatedly

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 02:51 PM

14. Shocking...

Shocking I tell ya.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 08:01 PM

19. Jerry Jones may have just done this country a big favor...

He ended the fat fuckers political career.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 10:00 PM

20. Here Is An Interesting Quote...

from Christie's mouthpiece:

Christie spokeswoman Maria Comella said that it's not surprising that a partisan organization is "using the governor's support of a football team for a political hit."

"The governor does not involve himself in Port Authority bidding processes," she said. "He's only there because he's a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. And Jerry Jones wants him there because he's good luck."


He was tremendously good luck when Jerry wanted that Port Authority contract.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Jan 7, 2015, 04:44 AM

21. wonder how long Sirota will continue to write for IBT:

 

http://preaprez.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/pando-daily-fires-david-sirota-after-hard-hitting-stories-on-national-pension-thievery/

''Over the weekend, Pando fired two of its hardest-hitting editorial staffers, David Sirota and Ted Rall, both nationally syndicated veteran journalists. Sirota recently broke a big story about Chris Christie’s administration awarding pension contracts to hedge funds, private equity groups, and venture capital firms whose employees donated to the governor’s reelection.

In February, Pando raised $1.2 million in financing from some powerful venture capitalists, including Accel Partners and Founders Fund, both of which invested in prior funding rounds.

Sirota’s scoop about Chris Christie breaking anti-corruption laws was shared and liked 10,000 times on Facebook. According to Quantcast, Pando is only pulling in 859,000 monthly uniques globally and 579,000 uniques in the U.S.''

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Jan 7, 2015, 06:19 AM

22. Awww.....

 

...bromance at first sight!

- Since no one from his neck-of-the-woods made it to the playoffs, I guess he figures he can play the field......

K&R


He knows the cool kids only like him because he controls the bridges......

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Jan 7, 2015, 02:47 PM

23. That's how he rolls -

although I'm sure he'll deny it.

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