Christie Executive Privilege Claim Raises Question: What is He Hiding?
Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski – the state legislator who first exposed Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal and Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Investigative Committee examining the matter – is calling on Governor Christie to release emails between key members of his staff and two former Port Authority officials who face criminal charges for closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge. Christie’s office is claiming Executive Privilege in refusing to release the emails, which were circulated between David Wildstein, who has already pled guilty, and Bill Baroni, who is currently under indictment, and top staffers in the Governor’s office.
“Governor Christie keeps claiming that he had no idea what his top appointees were doing right under his nose outside his office door, but at the same time he refuses to release these very pertinent emails,” said Wisniewski. “How can he expect the American people to trust him with the Presidency while he continues this ‘who me’ charade and hides behind executive privilege? He should release these emails immediately.”
Wisniewski is credited with finding the now infamous “…time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” email that uncovered the scandal. On February 5, 2014 Politico wrote, “Wisniewski is the reason the world knows about the political disaster that is Bridgegate.”