A new report prepared by the lawyer Gov. Chris Christie hired to investigate Bridgegate finds allegations made by a North Jersey mayor, about strong-arm tactics involving Superstorm Sandy aid, are not true.
Members of Gov. Chris Christie's administration didn't pressure Hoboken's mayor to approve a development project by tying it to Superstorm Sandy aid, according to a report released Thursday by a law firm hired by the governor.
Officials in Hoboken say they will not grant interviews to a lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie or give him documents regarding the mayor's claim that two Christie cabinet members told her last year that the city's post-Sandy aid would be linked to her support for a real-estate project.
Gov. Chris Christie, addressing the Bridgegate scandal in a live radio interview Monday night, said he wants the people of New Jersey to know, "I had nothing to do with this" and "I'm going to fix it." He also took a swipe at critics he said were engaging in "a game of gotcha."
Over the weekend, Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer added to the scandal circus swirling around Gov. Chris Christie and his administration by claiming Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno threatened to withhold Sandy relief funds unless the mayor approved a development project.
The words “Hoboken” and “development” seem to go hand in hand in the annals of political intrigue.
It was over “development” and the exchange of cash for favors to a “developer” that led to the ouster of “Mayor for a day” Peter Cammarano...