I am not a lawyer, so I am not sure what this means, but I thought I would get it out there.
As all now know, there is now email proof that a Christie's deputy conspired to close traffic in Fort Lee for 4 days based upon a bogus "traffic study." What I want to add is this, it was not simply a "traffic study," it was a "$60,000 dollar traffic study." If this whole lane closure thing is more than just dickish, but rather illegal, my guess that it will center on the question of what the hell happened with the $60,000. That is, since we know, based on the emails, that this had nothing to do with a "traffic study," it may very well turn out that it is a misappropriation of funds. People had to sign off on spending the money. In theory, the conclusions of the "study" needed to be turned in somewhere. All of these leave paper trails. At some point, we might even find the signature of Christie himself (but don't bet on that). Whatever else, follow the money. Below the squiggle is the email exchange that prompted my questions about the money.
David Wildstein ,email@example.com> Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 10:09 AM
To: Bridget Anne Kelly
Will call you in 5 minutes
On Sep 7, 2013, at 10:00 AM, Bridget Anne Kelly wrote:
Great. I called you yesterday to talk PA TH
On Sep 7, 2013, at 9:43 AM, Da>,ld Wildstein ,firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I will call you Monday AM to let you know how Fort Lee goes.
On Sat, Sep 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Bridget Anne Kelly
Yes. I will let you know.
On Sep 6, 2013, at 2:50 PM, Da>,id Wildstein ,email@example.com> wrote:
We are ready to do this, can you have someone call the Mayor of
Springfield and tel I him that Gov has approved $60k for their traffic
The Township of Springfield has requested LAP funding for a
Master Plan Re-examination Report. The Township requested
that the Re-examination include a critical Traffic Study for Morris
Avenue to assist in the redevelopment of the downtown and a
Sustainability Element to assist the Township in getting certified
by Sustainable New Jersey. $60,000.