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Sat Oct 1, 2016, 02:42 PM

Christie Aides Reportedly Planned to Use 9/11 Artifacts as ‘Assets’ in His 2016 Campaign

by Josh Feldman | 2:25 pm, October 1st, 2016

As the Bridgegate trial continues, people close to Chris Christie are revealing some interesting details about their behind-the-scenes operations and some plans they had for the New Jersey governor’s unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid.

According to The New York Times, Christie aides saw certain opportunities that the Port Authority could help them with in his campaign:

They saw the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and its resources — money, jobs, symbolic artifacts from the wreckage of the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — as assets that could be traded for endorsements and support in both campaigns.

David Wildstein, a former Port Authority official close to Christie, actually said in court, “Just to be clear, at some point hundreds of flags flown over the WTC will find their way to VFW’s all through Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina… I was conveying to Mr. Stepien that the flags that could be used to the governor’s political advantage in New Jersey could be used in those three states.”



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