Baroni and Kelly guilty in Bridgegate trial — Christie still claims he knew nothing
The fat lady has sung. The verdicts came in Friday in the Bridgegate case and Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni were found guilty on all counts. Baroni was stoic as he watched the jury convict him. Kelly cried and sobbed harder each time the word guilty was read in rapid succession. She clung to her attorney and her mother.
Sentencing won't be until February 21. They face a maximum of 20 years in prison for what they did. Although they will serve far less. Appeals are already being discussed.
Perhaps the worst part of today happened outside of any court when Governor Christie issued a statement that included the following:
"Like so many people in New Jersey, I'm saddened by this case and I'm saddened at the choices made by Bill Baroni, Bridget Kell and David WIldstein. Today's verdict does not change this for me. I had no knowledge prior to or during these lane realignments."
Funny how both the prosecution and the defense agreed otherwise in this trial. Is it fair that those under him will go to prison for this political payback scheme while Christie moves on to finish out his term? Hardly. Christie of course feels he has to stick to his story no matter what. But in his private hours, where he's alone with himself and knows he lied to the public, I hope the magnitude of his fall from grace can temper even his arrogance.
Or am I wrong? Do you still drink from the Christie Kool-Aid cup and believe him from day one? Do you really believe he never knew about any of this? Let us know in the poll below.
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