New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman will investigate the closing of lanes leading to the George Washington bridge, a traffic jam-inducing move that has embroiled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a scandal over whether the closures were political payback.
Would this in any kind of way, remotely be, – How could I even think such a thing? – but possibly could be, an attempt by the White House to sink the leading Republican contender for President Obama’s job?
Of course not, said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
“There’s certainly nothing that involves the White House with this issue and to the extent of any involvement of the federal government, you’d have to ask the Department of Justice,” Carney said.
Yes, let’s ask Holder, whose wife is currently vacationing with Michelle in Hawaii.
Problem is, after the apparent use of the IRS for political purposes and the repeated lying, errors, and deceptions that have come out of the White House, IT’S REALLY HARD TO BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY SAY on a matter such as this.
A spokeswoman for Fishman suggested he was merely brought into it, asserting that the inspector general for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey “has referred the matter to us, and our office is reviewing the matter to determine whether a federal law was implicated.”
The decision comes just one day after Christie’s defeated opponent for governor, Barbara Buono, called in the Justice Department to investigate.
Nothing suspicious there. Now move along, please.
Christie, for his part, said, for the feds to bring it.
“I have absolutely nothing to hide. My instruction to everybody would be to cooperate and answer questions. We have nothing to hide and this administration has nothing to hide,” he said during his news conference today;