Thursday, January 09, 2014

Former Christie aide takes the Fifth before New Jersey Assembly

by Laura Clawson     on Thursday, January  09, 2014
 As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wrapped up his epic, nearly two-hour press conference asserting that he knew absolutely nothing about his top aides' closing of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, one of them was getting set to testify before a state Assembly committee. Or not. David Wildstein, the former Port Authority executive from whom Christie so energetically distanced himself during the press conference, invoked his Fifth Amendment rights. Which is not exactly adhering to the Christie message:

Wildstein invoking the 5th here might not be surprising, but it sure contradicts Christie saying earlier there should be nothing to hide @mmurraypolitics
Good thing Christie barely knows high school classmate he put in charge of Port Authority who’s now pleading 5th, or this would look bad. @jamisonfoser
It sure will be interesting to see the results of a real, extensive investigation into who knew what when. 11:23 AM PT:
Committee holds New Jersey transportation official in contempt for refusing to answer questions on bridge scandal