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Bridgegate recap

George Washington Bridge

Yesterday, we found out that Chris Christie and aide Regina Egea, despite their statements to the contrary, were texting during testimony at the New Jersey legislative hearing on Bridgegate. Details here:

But newly disclosed phone records – supplied by AT&T to the New Jersey legislature and obtained by WNYC – show that Christie’s current Chief of Staff, Regina Egea, communicated by cell phone with Gov. Christie 12 times during that hearing on December 9, 2013. The Governor initiated the contact, about 30 minutes into the testimony, and sent a total of three texts to the aide. Egea replied nine times before the testimony concluded. The records show only one other text from Egea to Christie that month, on Christmas Day.

A timeline of the testimony, created by WNYC based on recordings of the hearing and tweets sent that day, shows that around the time of the text messages, witnesses delivered some of their sharpest blows to the Christie administration’s version of the Bridgegate events.

When will the media start a countdown clock for a Trump press conference?

Trump Kicks Crying Baby Out Of Press Conference, Because That's Where We're At In This Election

As CNN’s Brian Stelter reported this Sunday, it’s been two months since Donald Trump gave a press conference. So when is the media going to start one of those “countdown clocks” for Trump the way they did when they were badgering Clinton not long ago and reading talking points that came straight from the RNC? Here’s… Continue Reading →

Gov Chris Christie: Bridgegate ‘was a factor’ in not becoming Trump’s running mate

Governor Chris Christie - 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH #RNCinCLE

Gov. Chris Christie admitted to MSNBC Wednesday night, that the Bridgegate scandal he’s been caught up in for the last few years was a deciding factor that caused Donald Trump not to pick him as his running mate. After Gov. Christie gave a bizarre defense of Trump’s affection for Vladimir Putin, by saying he knows “how… Continue Reading →

Clinton campaign tweets ’20 questions’ for Trump on Newsweek revelations

Trump Clive Iowa (9/13/16)

The Hillary Clinton campaign has some questions for Donald Trump, in light of the Kurt Eichenwald revelations that his company sought profit from a “relationship” with Mummar Qaddafi, the late and labelled “terrorist dictator” by the US Government, of Libya. In light of @kurteichenwald’s report on the Trump Organization’s dangerous ties, here are 20 questions that… Continue Reading →

Medical disclosure for thee but not for me

"Rape Would Not Exist if Women Were Stronger", according to Trump’s Campaign Manager

Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway defended Donald’s right to privacy when it comes to his medical records and then attacked Hillary Clinton for not being forthcoming about her pneumonia. Conway is making the cable TV rounds today and she’s in rare form. On CNN she was belligerent and on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell she was nonsensical.… Continue Reading →

George W. Bush’s White House ‘lost’ 22 million emails

George W. Bush - Caricature

For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have been pursuing Hillary Clinton’s personal email habits, and no evidence of a crime has been found. But now they at least have the skills and interest to focus on a much larger and deeper email conspiracy, one involving war, lies, a private… Continue Reading →

REAL NEWS: Trump Foundation reported charitable donations it never made

David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post, accepts the Dirksen Award

In the current maelstrom of media handwringing over ‘deplorables’ and Clinton’s pneumonia, David Fahrenthold’s bombshell report for the Washington Post has fallen into third place, but it definitely should not. According to Fahrenthold, Trump’s charity does not give any of Trump’s money. It is, instead, used as a pass-through from other people to charities. This is… Continue Reading →

Christie shows his true colors

Governor Played No Part In Friendly Trump Tax Deal - Christie Spokesman

Yeah, he dropped his old bipartisan schtick that was supposed to make him president.

Last month, three Somerset County officials stood at the base of a tiny, two-lane bridge, gripping a banner with a fairly concise plea: “Christie, Fix This Bridge.”

It succeeded in grabbing Christie’s attention. And it stoked his fury.

“What a shock: Three Democratic mayors blaming me,” Christie said Aug. 29 when asked about their demand that he allow state crews to resume repair work on the span in Rocky Hill, a fly-speck borough of roughly 700 just north of Princeton. Christie halted work on the project, and scores of others around the state, in July amid a stalemate with Democrats in the Legislature over transportation funding.

“I could care less what Democratic mayors think about a bridge,” he added.

It was a startling retort from a governor who three years ago cared very deeply what Democratic mayors thought and needed. Christie and his aides doted on them with offers of administration help, invitations to holiday dinners and funding.

His “Democratic mayors” remarks also reflected the Christie black-and-white brand of partisanship, where those who defy or cross him are classified as irredeemable enemies. And it is the same “you’re with me or you’re against me” ethos that could be dissected in the upcoming federal trial of two top former Christie aides, accused of illegally shutting down access to a much bigger span, the George Washington Bridge.

Why won’t the media cover Trump’s Florida payoff?


Since Hillary Clinton gave the media their coveted press conference, with the expected results, it’s only fair that this same media divert their attention to the actual scandal-ridden candidate, Donald J. Trump. Trump University is certainly a substantial blight on the campaign and the pay-for-play problem is only growing. CNN’s New Day is one of the… Continue Reading →

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