Tags: Christie Bridge Controversy | new jersey | revelations | fallout

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

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 06:46 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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.

Story continues below video.



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.


See the “Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now.





© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

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

Tony Shaffer to Newsmax: Believe it - Bergdahl Will Be Charged

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 19:03 PM

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who made the disputed claim that terror-swap soldier Bowe Bergdahl will be char . . .

Judicial Watch's Farrell: We'll Get to Bottom of Bergdahl Swap

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 18:42 PM

Judicial Watch is suing the Defense Department to determine the truth behind Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's claim that  . . .

Bible Scholar: Christianity, Islam Have Similar Takes on Anti-Christ

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 18:19 PM

Belief in the anti-Christ is very real in the doctrines of today's Christian and Islamic societies, according to Dr. Mic . . .

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