Hoboken Mayor: 'I Didn't Think Anyone Would Believe Me' Dawn Zimmer denies she's playing politics in Christie accusation By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Jan 19, 2014 11:42 AM CST 73 comments Comments In this file photo, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer speaks to the media as she stands near the Hudson River. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file) (Newser) – Dawn Zimmer took her crusade against Chris Christie to CNN today, telling State of the Union of her accusation that the governor held Sandy recovery funds hostage, "It's stunning. It's outrageous. But it's true." Of her timing, Zimmer admits that "I probably should have come forward sooner, but I really didn't think anyone would believe me." Team Christie, meanwhile, is dismissing Zimmer's story as "categorically false" and "partisan politics," as per a spokesman. Zimmer, a Democrat who says she's never "been part of the Democratic machine," denies that politics are at play; "I did have a really good relationship (with the governor) so I couldn't believe they were doing this." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico: Rudy Giuliani on Bridgegate: "It clearly is a partisan witch hunt." House Intel chair Mike Rogers on Edward Snowden: "There are some security things that he did get around that are clearly above his capabilities. The way he departed and how he ended up in Moscow... But I can guarantee you, he's in the loving arms of an FSB agent right today, and that's not good for the United States. This wasn't a random smash and grab, run down the road, end up in China, the bastion of Internet freedom, and then Russia, of course, the bastion of Internet freedom." House Homeland Security chair Mike McCaul on Snowden: He was "cultivated by a foreign power to do what he did." Asked which foreign power, McCaul said, "I can’t give a definitive statement on that … I don’t think he was acting alone.” Maine Sen. Angus King on Olympic security: "I would not go, and I wouldn't send my family. It's just such a rich target. It would be a stretch to say I would send my family." And Vladimir Putin was busily inviting everyone to his Olympics.