Fox Business's Payne: New Christie Allegation 'Looks Bad'

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 06:46 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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A new report that claims New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did know about the George Washington Bridge lane closings when they were happening, despite his denials, "looks bad" for the Garden State leader, Fox Business Network contributor Charles Payne says.

"Obviously, it looks bad right now, but Christie's already paying a political price in the polls," Payne told John Bachman, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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The New York Times reported Friday that former Port Authority official David Wildstein, who oversaw the lane closings, allegedly for political revenge, says “evidence exists” the governor knew about them when they were happening.

"In a letter released to The Times by his lawyer, Wildstein, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order."

Payne says the bottom line is whether there is a "true smoking gun" in the scandal.

"I can't imagine that every day he would check in and say, hey, is there a traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge," Payne said.

"So the majority of Americans would actually give him the benefit of the doubt. But certainly he should argue, when it's all said and done, if there aren't any smoking guns and there's no conclusive evidence, that he's been the most vetted guy out there," Payne said.


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