Prosecutors on Monday said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was told about a politically motivated scheme that shut down the nation’s busiest bridge as it was happening, the first time officials have alleged in court that Christie knew about the plot as it was going on.
The assertion came during the “Bridgegate” trial of two of Christie’s former aides, whom prosecutors accuse of hatching a plan to create a mammoth traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge to retaliate against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not supporting Christie’s reelection bid.
During opening statements Monday in Newark, federal prosecutors said one of the former aides, William E. Baroni Jr., the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and a third Christie associate, David Wildstein, a former Port Authority executive, informed the governor about the traffic shutdowns during a Sept. 11 memorial service in 2013.
Christie’s political career is over. He couldn’t get elected anywhere to anything. His support for drumpf alienated him from the establishment Republicans whom were his last best hope to become more then the worst Governor of New Jersey in American History. Of course, as a result of drumpf alienating just about every constituency except the knuckle draggers, there isn’t a future for the mainstream Republicans anymore either.
After the election smoke clears and drumpf’s loss goes into the record books, we won’t be hearing much about Christie at all unless he does something criminal or dies.