Shock of the world! Chris Christie is now in full-on panic mode as former aides are coming out and admitting that Christie has been lying about what happened in the Bridgegate scandal.
Mediaite reports, “a document filed by the defense team of former Port Authority official Bill Baroni shows that Christie’s remark prompted a flurry of text messages between his aides. “Are you listening?” texted Christina Renna to her coworker Peter Sheridan. “He just flat out lied about senior staff and Stepien not being involved.””
But Sheridan was unconcerned. “Gov is doing fine. Holding his own up there,” he texted back.
From Occupy Democrats:
“It’s pretty clear at this point that Chris Christie – widely known for being a bully – started the lane closures and the lies solely because the Democratic Mayor of that town of 35,000 residents refused to endorse the Republican’s re-election bid, which he won handily anyways. Ironically, Christie enraged his constituents early in his job as Governor in 2010 for refusing billions of federal dollars to build a new train tunnel under the Hudson River to ease traffic congestion, before proving his inability to govern by causing a gargantuan traffic mess himself on the George Washington Bridge.”
You can read the flurry of text messages between Christie aides that have exposed Christie’s lies below:
NEW court filing with texts between Christie aides, sent December 2013:
“Are you listening? He just flat out lied.” pic.twitter.com/iqIXqD21Y2
— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) August 10, 2016
Chris Christie is undoubtedly panicking now as the investigation into Bridgegate will turn it’s sights squarely onto Christie himself, the architect of the scandal. These texts and emails could prove to be damming to Christie, who might have thought getting rid of Cell Phone used during the scandal would have muddied the waters of evidence too much for investigators.
Another scandal/controversy simply compounds a pretty miserable week for Republicans. Nails in the coffin.