Things just took a very interesting turn, seems someone got the PAPD Police Dept. involved in this shindig...
From the Daily Banter
Since the beginning of the Chris Christie bridge scandal, and especially since the release of Christie staffer emails on Wednesday, there’s been a major unanswered question: How would closing the toll lanes at the George Washington Bridge possibly harm Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, the alleged target of the plot?Over the leap to find out..
Via Business Insider, it turns out that Sokolich was told back on September 12 that officers from the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) were telling commuters that Sokolich himself was responsible for the lane closures. The revelation was contained within an email Sokolich sent to the former Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni. Baroni resigned last month.Well, that's a dirty trick, they either told the PD that was the case or the PD was in on the lie, I'd bet the former but what do I know?
If this was indeed the case, the conspiracy included giving marching orders to PAPD officers who were instrumental in dropping the blame for the traffic jam in Sokolich’s lap. So not only did Wildstein and the other conspirators endanger public safety with a week-long, nightmarish traffic jam, but they chose to involve police officers as mouthpieces to spread their ill-conceived criminal enterprise.The piece at The Daily Banter has a copy embedded of Sokolich's letter.
It's getting worse for Christie by the minute.
5:20 PM PT: Thanks for the rec list.
I have good news, thanks to lexalou in the comments here is a link to Wildstein's stint in front of the committee...