N.J. Governor Chris Christie’s Chief Of Staff, Kevin O’Dowd, Stepping Down

“Gov. Chris Christie’s chief of staff, Kevin O’Dowd, whose nomination to be state attorney general was put on hold because of the George Washington Bridge controversy, is planning to leave the administration later this month to assume a top executive position at Cooper University Hospital, officials announced today.

O’Dowd began serving as Christie’s chief of staff in January 2012. Previously, he served as deputy chief counsel to Christie, beginning in 2010.
(reply from Governor Christie…no reply from A.G. Paula Dow! Stuart Rabner, former N.J. A.G. (during the tenure of Gov.Jon Corzine), currently sits on the N.J. Supreme Court. As attorneys general climb the political ladder, corruption remains under the rug. Same pattern with the state of Maine.)

Christie announced nearly a year ago that he intended to nominate O’Dowd to be the state’s next attorney general. However, the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy that rocked his administration put the brakes on the appointment.

O’Dowd, a former federal prosecutor, had previously worked for Christie at the Office of the U.S. Attorney. He is married to Mary O’Dowd, the commissioner of the state’s Department of Health.

Read more HERE.

Related: N.J. ATTORNEY GENERAL PAULA DOW LEAVING THE OFFICE, click here.

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman Expected To Return Bridgegate Indictment Of Governor Christie Cronies

The Star Ledger reports “The Bridgegate-related indictment of political allies of Gov. Chris Christie on federal corruption charges is a near certainty, with prosecutors launching a second grand jury intent on pressing defendants to testify against the governor, according to a published report quoting unnamed sources.”  Read more HERE.

“An article posted by Esquire quotes two anonymous sources it says are familiar with an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Newark into the September George Washington Bridge lane closures. The U.S. Justice Department has sent assistant prosecutors and FBI agents to work the case.”

“Fishman’s timetable is unclear’, but the article notes “that Fishman, an Obama appointee, hopes to see the entire matter resolved before this President’s term expires. “Fishman is really focused on Christie,” says one source. “Ultimately, he believes he’ll get to the governor.”  Read more HERE.

“Fishman’s challenge is to nail down specific criminal charges on several fronts.” This demands “nailing down” and will hopefully be on the list of “fronts”, click here.

Related: During her tenure as Attorney General, Kelly Ayotte brushed under the rug evidence of corruption and cover up by Police Chief Scott Roberge and officers Scott Ferguson and Kevin Willey. All officers “retired” from the police department. Read more HERE.

Great Expose On New Hampshire Corruption, click here.

Check Out Chris Christie’s Advisors…Henry Kissinger

“How disgusting can things get?

Please, activists, do NOT allow this terribly important information to shut down your efforts to preserve a free America for future generations.

How BAD can it get? Did all these guys take courses in “treason”? Are some of the younger ones not traitors, but just dumbed down?

Regardless, use this info to expose fact that Republicans and Democrats are the same at the top.

WASHINGTON, D.C. NEEDS MORE THAN A HOUSE CLEANING…it needs FUMIGATION.”

 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

“As if all the other putzes weren’t bad enough, this one takes the cake, and I would guess this is the type of person the RNC will run against Hillary Clinton. Does anyone really like this guy? He seems hell bent on including Islamists in every part of his administration. Just look at the radicals he’s appointed to his security forum. The Clarion Project has written extensively about Christie’s propensity to hire radical Islamists.

Guess who is on his advisory list….former Secretary of State and Council on Foreign Relations member, Condoleezza Rice. She’s in good company with Council for National Policy member, Richard V. Allen at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. Remember Allen, while at Heritage Foundation, drafted NAFTA resulting in the destruction of manufacturing jobs in America. Another at Hoover Institution is Council for National Policy member, Edwin Meese, former Reagan administration Attorney General, who is now on the board of Heritage Foundation and paid half a million per year.

Christie’s second advisor is Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a position he has held since July 2003. Haass also has been Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes Scholar, Haass holds a B.A. from Oberlin College [1973] and both the Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University [1975; 1982]. Remember, the Brookings Institution is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The third Council on Foreign Relations member of Christie’s advisory team is Robert E. Grady, venture capitalist and former White House associate budget director. Grady is currently a Managing Director at Cheyenne Capital, a $500 million private equity fund. For the decade prior to joining Cheyenne Capital, he was a prominent partner at the Carlyle Group. Currently, he is managing director at Cheyenne Capital, Chairman of the State of New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors for Governor Christie, and Chairman of New Jersey’s State Investment Council, which oversees the state’s $72 billion pension fund. Grady also serves as a director of multiple public and private companies.

And finally, the coup de gras, Henry Kissinger! That infamous Soviet Agent is going to help advise Chris Christie on how to get elected to the White House! Link

Same old, same old, isn’t it?! All of the advisors to these three presidential hopefuls are tried and true bureaucrats from the neo-conservative, corporate fascist, phony Republican right. Sadly, it does not appear we’ll have an opportunity to vote for a true old-right Constitutional conservative this time around either.”

2016 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS AND THEIR ADVISORS, read more HERE.

This info sure identifies the problem we are facing.

Kelleigh Nelson is to be listened to, yesterday, now, and tomorrow.
View Kelleigh Nelson’s presentation – False Friends on the Right – Disc 5, HERE.

AND THEN WHAT? YOU, YES “YOU” SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education

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Published in: on April 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

N.J. Governor Christie’s Bodyguard Charged With Shoplifting At Cabela’s

NewJerseyWatchdog reports “CHRISTIE BODYGUARD WITH STICKY FINGERS GETS SLAP ON WRIST”

“William Carvounis made national headlines two months ago when New Jersey Watchdog broke the story of his shoplifting spree at Cabela’s in Hamburg, PA.

The 36-year-old state trooper was caught stealing $267 in gun supplies and other merchandise by store surveillance video. Since his arrest, Carvounis has been suspended from his duty on the security team attached to Christie.”

Read more HERE.

Published in: on April 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Is There More Behind New Hampshire Corruption?

Mike Gill Patch is 100% on target. View his interview HERE.

MORE SCOOP ON U.S. SENATOR KELLY AYOTTE (NH), FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL, HERE.

During the tenure of Gov. John Lynch (D) and Kelly Ayotte’s (R) tenure as Attorney General, Kelly Ayotte and Lynch covered up official corruption. The corruption and cover up extended to New Jersey, involving Fort Lee and Bergen County Prosecutors office. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is fully aware, as is the Office of Inspector General, US DOJ. View response from OIG.

View reply from Governor Christie.

Is there a connection between Gov. Christie’s “Bridgegate“, US Senator Kelly Ayotte and the US DOJ? Is there political maneuvering behind the scenes?  Regardless, all three have personal knowledge of state and federal crimes committed, cover up, obstruction of justice and malfeasance of office. Documented evidence supports this.

Related: N.J. ATTORNEY GENERAL PAULA DOW LEAVING THE OFFICE, click here.

Related:  Farmington Police Chief, Scott Roberge retired, Police Chief Kevin Willey who replaced Roberge, retired, Sgt. Scott Ferguson, involved with the cover up, resigned, click here.

20 Subpoenas Issued In The Gov. Christie “Bridgegate” Scandal

The Star Ledger reports “In another day of political drama and legal maneuvering, two new legislative committees were formed Thursday to investigate the George Washington Bridge scandal and within hours, 20 subpoenas were issued to 17 key people and three organizations in the unfolding story.

The moves in Trenton provided a quick signal that the widening investigation into what role Gov. Chris Christie’s administration may have played in the bridge lane closures, which led to massive traffic jams last September, will be aggressive — and not likely to end anytime soon. Christie retained a former federal prosecutor, Randy Mastro, to respond to questions from the committees. Mastro was an assistant U.S. attorney who specialized in organized crime cases and led a federal government’s landmark racketeering suit.

The investigations come amid continuing questions over the why the Port Authority shut down several local bridge toll lanes without warning for four days, then tried to keep a lid on what had happened.

“What we’re really looking at is the ‘why?'” said Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex), who has spearheaded the continuing investigation.

The governor, who said he had nothing to do with the lane closures and was unaware of the involvement of anyone on his staff in what he has suggested may have been a “rogue political operation.”

On the other side of the Statehouse, the Senate approved a similar special committee by a vote of 33-0 “to further investigate all aspects of the finances, operations, and management of the Port Authority and any other matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power.”

That panel will be led by Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), whose district includes Fort Lee and who was among the first to raise a public outcry over the still unexplained lane closures.

“The investigation will be deliberative, thoughtful and thorough,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said. “It will pursue all aspects of this case and go wherever the evidence takes it. We want to get the full story and we want the truth about what happened and who was involved.”
(Something to question – Is the US DOJ-OIG playing with the Port Authority???)

The questions of the governor, in the meantime, will not just be coming from the Legislature. A separate inquiry is also underway in Washington, where Sen. Jay Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has also asked what was behind closures on access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September.

The Port Authority, in a response to the committee’s questions, said Thursday the closures were “aberrational,” but could not explain why they happened. The board still does not have many of the facts as to the motivations behind actions taken at the GWB. “The Port Authority officials who ordered the September 9 to 13 George Washington Bridge lane closures did not follow their agency’s own procedures,” Rockefeller said in a statement. “The Port Authority’s response provides zero evidence that the purpose of these closures was to conduct a legitimate traffic study.”

(The timing of a response from the OIG (September 19th), regarding a complaint (and investigation) involving Bergen County and Fort Lee, surely fits into this picture as a political ploy. However, both parties have questions to answer.)

Read more HERE.

The special committee voted “to further investigate any other matter raising concerns about abuse of government power or an attempt to conceal an abuse of government power.” This “Bridgegate” scandal crosses “state bridges.”

Related:

NHGOP executive director, Matt Mowers, subpoenaed in probe of Christie administration ‘Bridgegate’ scandal. Read more HERE.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie In Hot Water…, click here.

Published in: on January 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm  Comments (1)  

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie In Hot Water…

…abuse of power and cover up extends beyond “Bridgegate”.  Gov. Christie in response to complaint regarding cover up by N.J. Attorney General’s Office relative to Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.  A.G. Paula Dow failed to respond to Gov. Christie’s directive. Read more HERE.

Chris Christie’s role in GWB bridge scandal questioned in wake of newly revealed e-mails. The e-mails sent shock waves through New Jersey’s political establishment and raised questions about how high up in the administration the bridge lane shutdown operation may have gone. Christie, in his statement, said he had no knowledge of what had transpired.”

The e-mails suggest that Christie operatives jammed traffic in Fort Lee (Bergen County) to retaliate against Mark Sokolich, the city’s mayor, who did not endorse Christie’s 2013 re­election.”

“What I’ve seen today for the first time is unacceptable,” he said. “I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge. One thing is clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better.”

“The governor said the behavior “is not representative of me or my administration in any way and people will be held responsible for their actions.” Democrats in New Jersey on Wednesday were calling for a criminal investigation into the whole affair.”

Gov. Chris Christie apologized Thursday for a scandal that threatens his political future, announcing that he had fired a senior aide and banished his top campaign adviser for their roles in days of traffic jams orchestrated to punish a small-city Democratic mayor.”

“Christie at once accepted responsibility as the state’s chief executive but also insisted he had no involvement in shutting down a pair of access lanes to the heavily trafficked George Washington Bridge over four days in early September. The Republican governor said he was “blindsided” by this week’s release of e-mails and text messages detailing his office’s role in the plot to create severe gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J.”

“This is the exception — it is not the rule — of what’s happened over the last four years in this administration,” Christie said. He added that he was “stunned by the abject stupidity that was shown here.”

“Christie repeatedly invoked his ignorance of key events, providing a stark contrast to his carefully cultivated image as a hands-on, can-do chief executive.”

“I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my team,” Christie said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the conduct that they exhibited is completely unacceptable and showed a lack of respect for the appropriate role of government. “I’ve worked for the last 12 years in public life developing a reputation for honesty and directness.”

Mere days after it was uncovered that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s staff closed traffic lanes in the town nearest the GW Bridge, he is under investigation from the federal government for misuse of Hurricane Sandy relief funds.

Matt Mowers, executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, is  identified as a player in the prologue to the “Bridgegate” scandal plaguing his old boss, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Mowers was the regional political director of Christie’s reelection campaign. He had previously served in Christie’s governor’s office as a regional director of intergovernmental relations and legislative affairs. In both roles, Fort Lee was part of the Bergen County region he covered.  Christie won reelection, Mowers was named as the top staffer of the New Hampshire GOP.

Both houses of the N.J. state Legislature announced they will create a special investigatory committees to continue investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures. Incoming state Assembly speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) called the George Washington Bridge lane closures “an abuse of power.” “This has become more than a transportation issue,” Prieto said. “An abuse of power like this is not something we’re going to stand for.”

“U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone  asked the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to look into the “Stronger than the Storm” advertising campaign because he thought it “smelled.” The campaign featured television commercials featuring Christie and his family talking about the state’s recovery from the hurricane.”

Gov. Christie on Tuesday vowed in his State of the State speech “to take steps to ensure the “breach of trust” that led to the turbulent political scandal rocking his office will not happen again. Mistakes were clearly made. And as a result, we let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better. Much better.”  I’m the governor and I am ultimately responsible for all that happens on my watch — both good and bad,” said Christie.

New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced this afternoon the names of 12 lawmakers who will sit on a new, high-profile committee looking into the George Washington Bridge scandal. The goal of the committee is to get answers to the questions that we have and continue on what the Assembly committee has already started, Prieto said, noting the focus will be in large part on public safety. We’ve got more questions than answers we’ve gotten.”

“The committee, set to be authorized Thursday, will have the assistance of a former federal prosecutor who led the case against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.”

Christie announced today the hiring of the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher law firm and specifically Randy Mastro to assist both with the review and an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office into the closings, which snarled traffic for four days in Fort Lee. Mastro, a former assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, specialized in organized crime and racketeering cases.

Related:
Timeline of Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge controversy, HERE.

Documents gathered by the NJ State Assembly posted here.

Published in: on January 16, 2014 at 5:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Jersey Governor Christie Invited To Join Rand Paul At Campaign Event

“The Daily Caller has learned that Christie has been invited to join Paul when the libertarian-leaning Republican travels to New Jersey for a campaign appearance next month.

Paul is heading to Clark, N.J., on Sept. 13 to campaign for Steve Lonegan, the Republican nominee in the state for the U.S. Senate. Lonegan, a former mayor, is running against Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark.”

Read more, click here.

Published in: on September 3, 2013 at 10:10 am  Leave a Comment  

Investigation Discovers Islamists Sit On New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Muslim Outreach Committee

An investigation has discovered that at least four Islamists sit on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Muslim outreach committee, which was formed after Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa concluded in May that NYPD intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey did not break any laws.

All of the information about the Islamist backgrounds of these four committee members is publicly available, yet the Christie Administration picked them to serve as liaisons to the Muslim community of the state. As a result, they are having private meetings with N.J.’s top security officials. This is just the latest example of Christie’s embrace of Islamists that should be shunned, not exalted.

The discovery that the Islamists were on the committee was made when RadicalIslam.org obtained a previously unreleased list of committee members present at a September 5, 2012 meeting at the Leroy Smith Building in Newark.

The four committee members of concern are:
• Imam Mohammad Qatanani, whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security for not disclosing on his green card application that he was arrested and convicted by Israel in 1993 for his involvement with Hamas;
• Ahmed Shedeed, a fervent supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and President of the Islamic Center of Jersey City, a mosque with a history of Islamist leadership. Its website currently contains disturbing statements about jihad, the West, wife beating and polygamy;
• Mohammed Younes, the President of the American Muslim Union, a group with Islamist leadership and close ties to Qatanani’s mosque, which was founded by a Hamas fundraiser; and
• Imam Abdul Basit of the New Brunswick Islamic Center, a mosque founded by a radical cleric. In July, it held a Brotherhood-linked seminar featuring multiple extremist speakers.

Addressing the committee were: Attorney General Chiesa, NJ State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson. These addresses were followed by dialogue with committee members.

Other NJ officials that were present at the meeting were: First Assistant Attorney General Calcagni, Special Assistant Christopher Iu, Special Assistant Paul Salvatoriello, State Police Major Gerald Lewis and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Community Affairs Chief John Paige.

Read more.

Published in: on November 25, 2012 at 1:26 am  Comments (5)  

[new post] R.I.C.O. Case Filed Against New Jersey Attorney General And Other Officials

New Jersey R.I.C.O. Case, September 1, 2010

Ex-investigator’s suit alleges corruption, coverup

Papers sealed in suit alleging coverup by state, January 21, 2011

James Sweeney, Obituary (published July 26, 2011)

N.J. Governor Christopher Christie letter, March 29, 2010

The corruption in the Farmington (N.H.) Police Department and cover up by (now former N.H.A.G.) U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte has ties to Bergen County N.J. prosecutor’s office.

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