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Great. We're in agreement. People found guilty in the bridgegate trial should be punished.

It seemed at points that you were trying to say more than that, but if that's all you're saying I won't disagree with you. I can't imagine who would disagree with idea that people guilty of crimes should be punished as a general rule.

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Old 09-27-2016, 09:13 PM
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Wildstein testifies that Christie knew.
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:27 AM
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I wish I could believe that this will ultimately result in a conviction of Christie. Does anyone not think he's guilty? The problem is proving it.
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Christie hates being called a fat fuck.
Funny how all those Republicans bravely fighting political correctness can't take it.
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Staffers for the portly New Jersey governor were ordered to freeze out elected officials who offended their boss — including a county freeholder who called him a “fat f–k” in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it emerged Wednesday at the Bridgegate trial.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:34 AM
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The freeholder was contacted by the local media and disputes the claim about him calling the governor a "fat fuck." He actually called him a fat motherfucker.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:47 AM
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I wish I could believe that this will ultimately result in a conviction of Christie. Does anyone not think he's guilty? The problem is proving it.
That testimony, even if believed, does not establish his guilt of a criminal offense.

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Old 10-06-2016, 10:07 AM
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That testimony, even if believed, does not establish his guilt of a criminal offense.
His people are facing criminal charges. Are you saying that his ORDERING those actions is not a criminal offense, or just KNOWING about the actions is not a criminal offense? Or what, exactly?
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Sorry, but I'm with Saint Cad here
Well, if there are two people who need the modified version, I'll go to the trouble of providing it:

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Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey knew that three of his top officials were involved in a plan to shut down lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge as it was happening and that the closings were intended to punish a local mayor for declining to support him, federal prosecutors said on Monday.
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Christie one step closer to indictment.

Let's hope the prosecutor has some guts.
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:12 PM
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Bridget Kelly, who was famously thrown under the bus by Christie, reaches out from under there drag Christie along with her.

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Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been convicted in a plot to use traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge for political retaliation.

Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were found guilty Friday of all counts against them.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/11/...rations-day-5/
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Your link doesn't work, maybe they changed it.

Here's one that currently works.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/11/...baroni-guilty/
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Your link doesn't work, maybe they changed it.

Here's one that currently works.
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/11/...baroni-guilty/
I'm not sorry they were convicted, and I hope they can bring the Governor down too.

However, holy crap, I don't think they need to get crucified:

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Two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms for their roles in the George Washington Bridge lane closures, a bizarre political stunt that was designed to help the governor’s career but ended up halting his rapid march toward the White House.

Bill Baroni, a former Republican state senator who served as Christie’s top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was sentenced to a 24 months of incarceration. Bridget Anne Kelly, Baroni’s co-defendant and a former deputy chief of staff to Christie, was sentenced in the afternoon to 18 months in prison.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/0...tencing-236638
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Good. I hope they enjoy their little vacation. Assholes.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:30 PM
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The OP's title:
Bridge-gate Trial: FINALLY--with a thread started over three years ago.

Not quite:
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The Supreme Court seemed prepared Tuesday to reverse the convictions of two state officials behind the Bridgegate scandal that created monumental traffic jams in 2013 on the George Washington Bridge and tarnished the image of then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Several of the justices appeared to be skeptical of the prosecution's theory of the case that the two committed fraud by lying about their reason for closing the bridge. The officials said they needed to conduct a study of traffic patterns, but a jury found that the real reason was to punish the mayor of a community served by the bridge who refused to endorse the Republican governor's re-election.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/sup...-case-n1115541

I'm curious: any idea of what they have been doing since then and who is paying their legal bills?

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