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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not personally been issued a subpoena by federal prosecutors in the bridgegate probe...
Asked during his monthly radio show if he has been subpoenaed by Paul Fishman, the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, the Republican governor said, “no, absolutely not.”

But Christie added that he is “fully cooperating” with the federal investigation.

...but when it comes to the question of whether he would testify before the state legislative committee investigating the probe, Christie wouldn't say:
“I’m not going to talk about that,” he said during the show on 101.5-FM.
Christie hasn't been called to testify, but given that he says he's got nothing to hide, that shouldn't matter, right? I mean, what harm could possibly come from testifying about something that he had nothing to do with? I guess we could ask him, but as he says, he's "not going to talk about that."

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  •  It is wise to remember (10+ / 0-)

    the lesson learned from the Oliver North case.  I hope all the relevant parties are being mindful of that miscarriage of justice.

  •  I laugh when I hear some on the right, (4+ / 0-)

    mostly pundits (I'm looking at you, Joe Scarborough), talking about how Christie will be able to put his mess behind him and still be a credible presidential candidate.

    “I would like to get rid of the homophobes, sexists, and racists in our audience. I know they're out there and it really bothers me.” ― Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:06:00 PM PDT

    •  With the short attention span of the average (4+ / 0-)
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      Jeff Y, Dirtandiron, Janet 707, HCKAD

      American voter it might be possible. If Christie is the "chosen one" he'll be backed by billions in campaign dollars. That kind of money can by a lot of amnesia about Bridgegate. Yeah, there are some media beyond the influence of the Koch Bros. wallets but not many.

      GOP 2014 strategy -- Hire clowns, elephants, and a ringmaster and say "a media circus" has emerged and blame Democrats for lack of progress. Have pundits agree that "both sides are to blame" and hope the public will stay home on election day.

      by ontheleftcoast on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:09:07 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Yeah, but the opposition wouldn't have to spend (4+ / 0-)

        a dime on oppo research. The ads would write themselves.

        See also: Romney, Mitt.

        “I would like to get rid of the homophobes, sexists, and racists in our audience. I know they're out there and it really bothers me.” ― Kurt Cobain

        by Jeff Y on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:12:54 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Who for a week or two led the President in the (2+ / 0-)
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          polls after that first debate. Yeah, eventually Romney imploded, and I think Christie would do the same. But the American people aren't always swayed by reason. I know people that are saying, "Well, 8 years of one party in the Whitehouse is enough". Of course they didn't gripe about Bush after Reagan very hard. Argh.

          Sorry for the freak out. It's just I can see too many ways it could all go wrong and a Republican will be sitting in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave come January 2017. And that freaks me out pretty badly.

          GOP 2014 strategy -- Hire clowns, elephants, and a ringmaster and say "a media circus" has emerged and blame Democrats for lack of progress. Have pundits agree that "both sides are to blame" and hope the public will stay home on election day.

          by ontheleftcoast on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:24:16 PM PDT

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  •  Well... (2+ / 0-)
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    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has not personally been issued a subpoena by federal prosecutors in the bridgegate probe...
    I'm thinking that at this level of Governance, any subpoena would be delivered to his office and/or lawyer, not to him personally.

    Just my guess....
    IANAL

    "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." - Tom Robbins - Political Compass sez: -8.25, -7.90

    by ARS on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:07:27 PM PDT

  •  I Thought the Governor (0+ / 0-)

    was supposed to be indicted and thrown out of office by now?

    "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

    by Superpole on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:19:40 PM PDT

    •  The Exact Date (2+ / 0-)
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      a gilas girl, Dirtandiron

      ...is not what matters.  That he's brought down is what's important --even if it takes a while.

        With Nixon it took over two years.
        Christie's trajectory so far looks awfully similar --though I still expect it to play out somewhat faster than that.
        We're only three and a half months in, and we've already made a hell of a lot of progress.

        No one can predict for sure just when his final crash will come, but it's coming.

        Patience.

  •  more importantly-will he bend to such a probe /nt (2+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast, Janet 707

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:20:21 PM PDT

    •  Depends. I think he might have to consult his anal (3+ / 0-)
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      annieli, Janet 707, a2nite

      yst. Damn header just wasn't long enough. Really. ;D

      GOP 2014 strategy -- Hire clowns, elephants, and a ringmaster and say "a media circus" has emerged and blame Democrats for lack of progress. Have pundits agree that "both sides are to blame" and hope the public will stay home on election day.

      by ontheleftcoast on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:26:37 PM PDT

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  •  What part of... (1+ / 0-)
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    his lawyers said he's totally innocent don't you understand, Jed?

  •  I think he's shown ample willingness to perjure (3+ / 0-)
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    himself should it become expedient to do so.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:25:25 PM PDT

  •  If he hasn't been called before grand jury .... (1+ / 0-)
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    then he must be the target of the investigation.

    First they interview everyone else, offer them immunity, if needed, in return for testifying against the principal target.

    Then when they have the case against the principal they call him in and see what his case is so they can shore up any weak spots before it goes to trial.

    Not being called before the grand jury is a really bad sign for Christie

  •  Will Lois Lerner testify in IRS probe? (0+ / 0-)

    Will Hillary Clinton testify in Benghazi probe?
    Will Eric Holder testify in Fast & Furious probe?
    Will Barack Obama testify in "you can keep your insurance" probe?
    Will Al Franken testify in fraudulent vote probe of Minnesota Senate Election?

  •  Just so those outside of New Jersey are aware, (5+ / 0-)

    WKXW-FM, 101.5 in New Jersey, is a Republican radio station.  Its mission is, among other things, to kiss the ass of Governor Chris Christie.  One might say it's the Fox News of radio stations.  When it asks him the tough questions, it's because these are the tough questions that must be asked in order to retain the tiniest scintilla of journalistic credibility.

    This shirt is dry clean only. Which means... it's dirty. -- Mitch Hedberg

    by Greasy Grant on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 04:42:57 PM PDT

  •  Christie is a liar (1+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron

    He knows all about the bridge situation and all of the other situations.

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Riane Eisler

    by noofsh on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 05:44:44 PM PDT

  •  Will they (1+ / 0-)
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    Serve pie at the hearing?

    You best believe it does

    by HangsLeft on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 06:02:20 PM PDT

  •  If Chris Christie tells "nothing but the truth" (1+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron

    it will be a very short hearing.

  •  I seem to recall (1+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron

    I seem to recall that if someone isn't guilty of anything, he doesn't have anything to hide. I'm sure Gov. Christie will happily testify before any and all tribunals, civil and criminal.

    And, if monkeys are going to fly out of my butt, I suppose I should stand up first.

  •  Just thought about (1+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron

    the good ol' days over at firedoglake, waitin' around for news of Karl Rove's pending frogmarch / indictment. But alas, all did not go as planned. (Curse you, Jason Leopold!)

    CBS: It's the new Fox!

    by JWR on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 08:28:58 PM PDT

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