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Wed Jan 20, 2016, 01:26 PM

137. Christie Call To NY Gov Coumo RE Foye Surfaces In Bridge(t)-Gate Book

Politico: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once phoned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and told him to tell Pat Foye, the executive director of the New York and New Jersey Port Authority "to f--k off." The call in December 2013 and Christie's colorful language is detailed in a newly released book, American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption by Matt Katz.

Christie, according to the account, made the call after Foye, speaking under oath, said he was "not aware of any traffic study" during questioning about the "Bridgegate" scandal that once threatened to derail Christie's political career. Christie has denied knowing anything about the shutting down of the lanes of traffic on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Federal officials indicted Christie's former deputy chief of staff as well as two Port Authority officials in May, alleging they carried out an act of political vengeance on a mayor who would not endorse Christie's re-election campaign.

Christie, according to Katz, was listening to the hearings on his computer and quickly texted Regina Egea, his incoming chief of staff and also his aide charged with liaising with the Port Authority. He then called Cuomo, who had appointed Foye to the Port Authority post.


Well, that tears it, then. Christie knew about the traffic situation prior to Dec. 12, which is when he should have fired the staffers involved (not allowed them to resign), put the nomination of his chief of staff on hold, and called for a federal investigation himself...(T)hat phone call will be his undoing because makes him a participant in the coverup...

-- Rocktivity, DU January 2014


The Wall Street Journal originally reported the story two years ago, according to "a person familiar with the matter." I remember reading that Cuomo doesn't remember such a call. But it such a call did take place, we've got him dead bang on obstructing Bridge(t)-Gate, if not flat out helping to mastermind it!

Here's a memo Foye sent on 9/13:

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