A Bridge Too Far: Former Christie Aide Said That The New Jersey Governor “Flat Out Lied” About the Bridge Scandal

George_Washington_Bridge_from_New_Jersey-editChrisgovFox News and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that a text message from a former aide to Chris Christie said that the New Jersey governor “flat out lied” during a news conference about the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. The text message is part of a court filing reviewed by Fox.


The transcripted text is between Christina Renna, Christie’s director of intergovernmental affairs, and Peter Sheridan, a staffer on his re-election campaign. It is part of the filings in the pre-trial motions for Bill Baroni, who will be tried with Christie’s ex-deputy chief of staff for allegedly helping to orchestrate the September 2013 lane closures.

Christie has repeatedly insisted that no one in his office was involved in the lane closings. He denied any knowledge by senior staff in his office. Renna appears to have a curious interest in the truth for a political aide and told Sheridan “Are you listening? He just flat out lied about senior staff and [campaign manager Bill] Stepien not being involved.” Sheridan seems unconcerned and says “I’m listening. Gov is doing fine. Holding his own up there.” Renna respondes with “Yes. But he lied. And if emails are found with the subpoena or ccfg [Chris Christie for Governor] emails are uncovered in discovery if it comes to that it could be bad.”

It is not clear if the discovery was known to the Trump campaign when it decided not to give Christie the vice presidential slot. It is also not clear if Christie will be called as a witness to address the allegation. What is interesting is that politicians will often pivot out of such conflicts by emphasizing a lack of direct knowledge at the time of the statement. However, here his aides immediately called him out from what they considered a “flat out” lie.

What do you think?

39 thoughts on “A Bridge Too Far: Former Christie Aide Said That The New Jersey Governor “Flat Out Lied” About the Bridge Scandal

  1. @sqeek

    whassup with HRC falling all over? Chatter is that she has major neurological issues on both right wing and indie sites. What is your take>

    • @Autumn @Squeeky

      I want to thank you for not falling into the “she’s great, she has a bagina crowd!! I swear, I wake up nauseated I n the daily reading the stupidity people post and wonder if they are blind or stupid. Your words are refreshing❤

      *#never Hillary

  2. @Autumn

    I think she is in worse health than what she is letting on. She has not taken care of herself physically, but even worse, she is a bad person on the inside, and that can screw with your health more than people think. All that bile rising up all the time, and all the anger and hatred spewing out. Plus, I hear she drinks a lot, and does drugs, like coke. Enquiring mimes really want to know!

    I think she is frail in some ways, and a few years in the White House is not going to help her any. It ages men, and let’s face it, we age a lot worse than men do.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  3. @squeek

    thanks for your feedback dear friend. Well, the main thing is to unite and PREVENT her from ever entering the WH. Love all your creative postings BTW

  4. @Autumn

    Thanks! I am sorting all my pics out and will probably start posting them on Pansies, and ramp up for the election. Here are two from my Evan McMullin series:

    I like to do stuff that is witty and fun to read. I will stay busy til Eulenspiegel gets here, around the end of October, then take some addleall to get thru the last few days.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  5. @squeek,

    You are kickin’ it as usual. Love Penelope’s output. So this ultra creepy dude from Utah? Seriously? Did they fly him in from Area 51? Is he even human?? Is he ET’s evil twin?

  6. @shannon

    there are millions of us out there who will not vote with our genitalia. HRC is a C%#t. No surprise she’s campaining for another c^%t DWS I find them both to be offensive

    • @Autumn

      Thankfully, I am finding likeminded women who don’t have an aversion to a women being President, just not this particular one🙂

      It saddens me to think that some are willing to settle for less than we deserve❤ and someone I do not want my girls (5) looking up to!

  7. @Shannon

    Hate to say it but the majority of my female friends are Hilbots. The older ones are old school femi-Nazis and the younger ones are just delusional. No amount of logic, facts or discussion will move them. I have lost some friends because I refuse to stop sending out stuff on the Demoncrats and the Clintons.

    So be it. Either one has integrity or does not. Anyone who would vote for utter depravity is deranged. Funny thing is a lot of them are SJWs.

    Wow, 5 girls! There are plenty of good role models you can point out – I got to know all sorts of fierce and vibrant women through the Bernie campaign -Nina Turner, Tulsi Gabbard, Rosario Dawson, Shailene Woodley, Ana Kasparian.

    We can do this – keep HRC out of the WH!!

  8. @Shannon

    Thank you! I used to be for HRC! In 2008, me and my BFF Penelope Dredful, even worked for her campaign. I was even for her despite knowing she was a crook, because I sort of figure they are all crooks. Even prissypuss Romney. But, the email thing was just too much, and so I bid her farewell!

    Now, if it wasn’t the email stuff, I would have said good bye over this Foundation nonsense. My goodness, that is Boss Tweed-Tammany Hall level stuff.

    Plus, with Trump, I have the feeling that he really isn’t a crook. He isn’t perfect, but I think he is a really good person.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

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