Podesta Says New Christie Revelation May Kill White House Plans

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 06:19 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A senior adviser to President Barack Obama said allegations that Governor Chris Christie knew about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge may be “a killer” to the New Jersey Republican’s presidential ambitions.

“I don’t think there’s any coming back,” John Podesta, counselor to Obama, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend.

A lawyer for David Wildstein, a former Christie ally and ex-official at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, released a letter today saying the governor knew of the lane closures as they were happening and that Wildstein has proof. At a two-hour news conference Jan. 9, Christie said he didn’t know at the time about four days of traffic jams that may have been engineered to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey.

“That long press conference he gave, the absolute denial, and throwing his people under the bus the way he did, how hurt he was by them,” Podesta said in his first television interview since joining the Obama White House. If it’s true Christie knew about the lane closures, “I don’t think there’s any coming back.”

© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

John Yoo: Prosecutor Should Have Weighed Ferguson Officer Charges

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 15:50 PM

A prosecutor should have weighed charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, not a grand jury, former Departm . . .

Dershowitz: Fear of Violence Could Tilt Ferguson Grand Jury

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 15:36 PM

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax TV that he is concerned about the potential mind-set of grand jurors . . .

TV Anchors Scramble for Exclusive With Ferguson Officer

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 12:15 PM

Top TV newsmen are after the "get" of the year, scrambling to be the first to interview the white police office who shot . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved