Chris Christie

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Ex-Staffer: Christie Approved Bridgegate Lane Closures

Bridget Anne Kelly testified Friday

(Newser) - Despite what Chris Christie has said, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday that she told him about the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge a month before they happened, New York Magazine reports. Bridget Anne Kelly is facing charges of conspiracy and fraud for her role... More »

Judge Greenlights Misconduct Complaint Against Christie

Criminal summons issued for governor in BridgeGate; court bursts into applause

(Newser) - A citizen's official misconduct complaint against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can move forward, a judge in the state ruled Thursday. Bill Brennan, whom the Star-Ledger describes as a "citizen activist" and Christie's office describes as "a known serial complainant and political activist with a history... More »

Giuliani, Christie: Trump's a 'Genius' for Not Paying Taxes

Candidate praised for tax savvy in wake of 'NYT' report he paid no taxes for 18 years

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani says Donald Trump is a "genius" if he avoided federal income taxes, responding to a New York Times report that the candidate claimed a nearly $1 billion loss in 1995 that would have eliminated his federal tax burden for up to 18 years , reports the AP . Giuliani... More »

America's 10 Least Popular Governors

Chris Christie makes the list but doesn't top it

(Newser) - Morning Consult has released its rankings of the country's most and least popular governors, and a certain one-time presidential hopeful from New Jersey is near the top of the disapproval column. Politico reports Chris Christie is the third most unpopular governor in the country with a 68% disapproval... More »

Prosecutors: We'll Prove Christie Knew About Bridgegate

Trial into New Jersey political scandal starts

(Newser) - Remember Bridgegate ? The New Jersey political scandal in which Chris Christie's administration is accused of snarling traffic on the George Washington Bridge to punish a rival mayor is making headlines again as the trial of two Christie allies begins. And if prosecutors are correct in their opening statements,... More »

Former Aide: Christie 'Flat Out Lied' in Bridge Case

Christie calls that claim 'ridiculous'

(Newser) - A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie texted to a colleague during a news conference about the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal that Christie "flat out lied" about the involvement of his senior staff and campaign manager, according to a new court filing. The AP reports a transcript of... More »

Winners, Losers From Day 2 of the RNC

Never Trump movement 'dead from multiple causes'

(Newser) - Tuesday was "Make America Work Again" day at the Republican National Convention, though there was easily as much talk about Hillary Clinton as there was about the US economy. Still, the convention seemed to run far more smoothly than on Monday—it was as if they "had brought... More »

Paul Ryan Gets in Line: Unify This Party at Last

As Chris Christie dusts off his prosecutor's hat

(Newser) - Republicans kicked off the second night of their convention with all the pomp one might expect from a political convention, with a healthy dose of Capitol Hill heavyweights on display, as well as C-list celebrities. Highlights, via the AP , the Guardian , and the Washington Post :
  • Paul Ryan rallied for Donald
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Trump: I'll Announce VP Pick on Friday

He says he's narrowed it down to 2, 3, or 4

(Newser) - After days of mounting suspense, the finale of Donald Trump's VP search will take place Friday morning. Trump tweeted Wednesday night that he will make the announcement in Manhattan at 11am. His tweet followed what CNN calls "frenzied, last-minute try-outs" in person and over the phone from the... More »

Sources Name Those Atop Trump's List of Potential VPs

Gingrich, Christie reportedly being vetted by the lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin

(Newser) - With rumors that Donald Trump could announce his running mate as early as next week, five anonymous sources "with knowledge of the process" tell the Washington Post that Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie are the leading contenders. They've reportedly been asked to answer more than 100 questions and... More »

Donald Trump Has New Job for Chris Christie

Trump was loyal supporter to head transition team

(Newser) - Donald Trump is tapping Chris Christie for a new position—and it's not vice presidential nominee . Trump has named Christie to lead Trump's transition team should he win the presidency in November, NBC News reports. The team will be tasked with naming candidates for cabinet posts and filling... More »

Christie Assures Us He Wasn't Being Held Hostage

And he's not planning on resigning

(Newser) - Chris Christie says he's focused on the New Jersey state budget and his 30th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, the rest of America isn't quite there with him. In a Thursday press conference in Trenton, Christie addressed the calls from a slew of newspapers that he resign in the wake... More »

6 NJ Papers Call on Christie to Resign

'What an embarrassment. What an utter disgrace'

(Newser) - It's not just this New Hampshire newspaper that's fed up with Chris Christie after he endorsed Donald Trump for president: Six New Jersey papers issued a joint editorial Tuesday calling for Christie to step down as governor of the state, the Hill reports. "What an embarrassment. What... More »

Twitter Mocks 'Sad Trombone' Christie at Trump Speech

People couldn't stop commenting on Christie's face

(Newser) - Donald Trump held a celebratory Super Tuesday press conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and the man who introduced him was none other than New Jersey Gov. (and recent Trump endorser ) Chris Christie. "Tonight is the beginning of Donald Trump bringing the Republican Party together for a... More »

NH Paper: We Were So Wrong About Christie

His endorsement of Trump earns paper's 'unendorsement'

(Newser) - "Boy, were we wrong." So starts an "unendorsement" from publisher Joseph W. McQuaid in Monday's New Hampshire Union Leader . The paper endorsed Chris Christie in the state primary back in November, with McQuaid touting him as "a solid, pro-life conservative" who "tells it like... More »

Rubio Angered Christie With Patronizing Voicemail

Tone was unintentional, but the damage was done

(Newser) - The New York Times over the weekend ran a lengthy piece about the GOP's "desperate mission to stop Donald Trump" and the party's inability to unite behind a non-Trump candidate. Chris Christie, of course, made that task more difficult with his surprise endorsement of Trump, and the... More »

The Craziest Personal Slams in Trump-Rubio Fight

Pants-wetting, sweating are fair game

(Newser) - Thing are getting downright personal in the GOP race. A sampling of some of Friday's remarkable back and forth and between Marco Rubio and the new team of Trump-Christie, via the New York Times , the Hill , the Los Angeles Times and Mother Jones :
  • Trump: "It's Rubio!"
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Christie Endorses Trump

Calls him the 'best person' to beat Clinton

(Newser) - A big get for Donald Trump: Chris Christie endorsed him Friday in a surprise announcement, CNN reports. "The best person to beat Hillary Clinton on that stage last night is undoubtedly Donald Trump," Christie said during a press conference with Trump in Texas. Trump's response: "Generally... More »

Chris Christie Is Officially Out

Spokesperson breaks the news

(Newser) - And then there were seven : A spokeswoman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's campaign for president says he is dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination. Christie's much - anticipated decision to exit the race comes a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire.... More »

As Christie Ponders, Signs Point to End of Campaign

New Jersey governor expected to drop out

(Newser) - Chris Christie promised to reassess his candidacy following his disappointing finish in New Hampshire, and he was doing just that with top aides Wednesday morning, reports CNN . But the smart money is now on the New Jersey governor dropping out before the day is done: Both the network and ABC... More »

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