Bridge scandal: Democrats say they will pursue investigation into lane closures

Bridge scandal: Democrats say they will pursue investigation into lane closures (via NJ.com)

By Salvador Rizzo and Mark Mueller Democratic lawmakers say they will “aggressively” press on with their investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal after Friday’s release of thousands of pages of documents showing key members…

Posted: January 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

15 Comments on “Bridge scandal: Democrats say they will pursue investigation into lane closures”

  1. For Democrats said at 8:01 am on January 12th, 2014:

    Going after Republicans, it’s about the seriousness of the charge, not the facts behind it.

    But when 4 good people get killed in Benghazi, New Black Panthers intimidate people in Philadelphia, Lois Lerner singles out Conservative groups, guns let loose via Fast & Furious kill people, Obama breaks the law with his Executive Orders changing Obamacare by fiat, the economy is in shambles and people can’t find jobs, leaving 92 million out of work…

    The Democrats just sweep it under the rug and say “move on folks, there’s nothing here to sell.”

    What’s the later got to do with Bridgegate, it’s about Democrat hypocrisy.

    Jim Granelli

  2. @For Democrats said at 8:11 am on January 12th, 2014:

    I agree with what your saying Mr. Granelli. But the Republicans were on top of at least some of the events you mention. There was a committee chaired by Republican Congressman Daryll Isaa. I remember watching the events on television. Quite frankly, I don’t know what the end results were. With Benghazi, wasn’t FBI agents flown over to Libya to investigate? Of course there was. However, what was the result of that investigation?

    I guess people in New Jersey can empathize with those stuck in traffic for hours during the four-day period this phantom study was conducted. It’s bad enough we sit in traffic from normal high volume situations–but to sit in traffic in a man-made scheme, to inconvenience people; to harm first responders to help others; to harm children and deliberately have them arrive to school late–is totally outrageous and unacceptable. And for your edification I am a stalwart Republican!

  3. @@ For Democrats said at 9:02 am on January 12th, 2014:

    My comment was about DEMOCRAT hypocrisy as well as the Democrat’s desire to kill Christie politically despite no proof he was involved…..

    YES, it was wrong for Bridgegate to have occurred; but people need to wait for all of the facts rather than try people in the media so that they can make a name for themselves while trying to sweep Democrat things under the rug as liberals and their complicit media mouthpieces always do.

    Find out who was guilty, then punish them.

    This is all about taking Christie down for his possible Presidential run, despite a lack of evidence that he knew exactly what was happening.

    I didn’t know so many people possessed the powers of ESP to be able to firmly state that Christie knew what this was all about…

    And, as a “stalwart Republican” myself, I do have policy differences with the Governor, but this “Rush to Judgement” by tinfoil hat conspirators in the blogs and in the media is sickening.

    It’s like the latest charge that Christie approved $60,000 for the traffic study at the bridge. BULL CRAP…

    The $60,000 that CHRISTIE approved was for Springfield, a town 30 miles away. PORT AUTHORITY officials used that money as cover, NOT Christie.


    Yes, interesting now that the Obama administration is finally admitting Benghazi was about terrorism.

    Why so late? Because they LIED after it happened because they needed to sweep Benghazi under the rug before the election so Der Fuhrer Wannabe could be re-elected. Just like the Democrats fiddled with unemployment numbers.

    I am just sick of the hypocrisy, equivocators, apologists and those who excuse away the Democrats sordid behavior; especially at the National level.

    You know who you are…

    Find the proof and then punish those responsible, ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE…

    And there is plenty of proof to damn the Democrats for eternity. People need to start worrying about that for once…

    Jim Granelli

  4. Bob English said at 9:50 am on January 12th, 2014:

    Everyone including Christie is innocent until proven guilty. There will be multiple investigations with people testifying under oath and hopefully all documents un-redeacted. Right now, there are numerous unanswered questions so its much to early to be making conclusions.

  5. JCG said at 11:25 am on January 12th, 2014:


  6. While They Push Bridgate said at 11:28 am on January 12th, 2014:

    The media and their liberal syncophants ignore this:



  7. Bob English said at 11:48 pm on January 12th, 2014:

    @JCG….there is no IRS scandal involving Obama. Even Darrel Issa admitted that there is no evidence to link anyone from the Obama Administration to any wrong doing by anyone at the IRS.

  8. @ Mr. English said at 10:10 am on January 13th, 2014:

    Talking about links, would you kindly provide a link to what you are commenting about re: Issa admitting that there is no evidence linking anyone from the Obama Clown School to IRS wrong doing?

    I can’t seem to find one, nor do any friends seem to know of any. It would be good to know…

    Perhaps there is just no evidence YET, perhaps because Ms. Lerner has pretty much taken the 5th.


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  9. Bob English said at 2:11 pm on January 13th, 2014:

    Silence…can’t remember the show but I think it was during a CNN sit down interview with Candy Crowley..

    Last few seconds of this link are pretty good also.


  10. Sorry Mr. English said at 4:56 pm on January 13th, 2014:

    But my sound is not working.

    Mr. Gallagher, would you care to referee this one, listen to the tape and see if Issa does indeed say there is no evidence, nor will there ever be…

    Or is this an issue of there is no evidence YET due to stonewalling on behalf of the Democrat administration


    Silence Dogood, Redux

  11. Art Gallagher said at 5:07 pm on January 13th, 2014:

    Silence, since you asked.

    The video that Mr English linked to concludes with Issa saying, ” I’ve never said it leads to the White House.”

  12. Thank You Mr. Gallagher said at 5:36 pm on January 13th, 2014:

    Mr. English,

    That is different than their NOT being a scandal at all because maybe the evidence has not been found yet that connects the White House, maybe because Ms. Lerner refuses to testify.

    Maybe the problem originated with underlings, just like bridgegate.

    But, there certainly WAS a problem with the IRS investigating Tea Party Groups; which the lame street media has ignored while covering bridgegate ect with “17 times more coverage.”

    So, let’s stop parsing words Mr. English. Obama’s administration is the real swamp, with real problems for America.

  13. Why We Bring Up Benghazi said at 7:06 pm on January 13th, 2014:

    It illustrates the hypocrisy of the left


  14. Bob English said at 11:42 pm on January 13th, 2014:

    Silence…I’ll look for it tomorrow. definitely was during and interview with Candy Crowley(?). ..the flip side to the question is where is the testimony befor eCongress that there was administration involvement? That one is easy…there is none. FYI, some groups on the left were also targeted by the IRS.

  15. Bob English said at 12:38 pm on January 14th, 2014:

    Silence….Posted the link to the one I was thinking about here:


    At aprox 2:45 Crowley tries to pin him down on any direct link of orders to commit wrongdoing coming from Washington. The interview was also know for Issa’s remarks about Jay Carney when he called him a paid liar. The next day, several Republican Senators repudiated those remarks and Lindsay Graham in an interview with Fox Radio said that saying there’s no evidence that the White House ordered the IRS to target conservative groups. I could not find an audio of Grahams comments but they were widely reported in numerous articles you can pull up.