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UPDATED: Timeline of Port Authority's George Washington Bridge controversy | NJ.com

UPDATED: Timeline of Port Authority's George Washington Bridge controversy | NJ.com

First Take: Christie's George Washington Bridge nightmare - " It's hard to imagine what in the state of New Jersey Chris Christie's people could have done to more severely wound his presidential hopes than to take one of his constituents' biggest headaches -- traffic -- and needlessly and vindictively make it worse."  USA Today

First Take: Christie's George Washington Bridge nightmare

First Take: Christie's George Washington Bridge nightmare - " It's hard to imagine what in the state of New Jersey Chris Christie's people could have done to more severely wound his presidential hopes than to take one of his constituents' biggest headaches -- traffic -- and needlessly and vindictively make it worse." USA Today

David Samson, one of the most prominent figures in New Jersey's legal world and a longtime adviser to Gov. Chris Christie, has faced scrutiny since emails emerged linking him to the aftermath of the Port Authority closure of lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

David Samson's business interests overlap with work at Port Authority

David Samson, one of the most prominent figures in New Jersey's legal world and a longtime adviser to Gov. Chris Christie, has faced scrutiny since emails emerged linking him to the aftermath of the Port Authority closure of lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has laid bare how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to win his political endorsement, and for the first time said he believes lane closures on the George Washington Bridge were payback for not supporting the Republican.

Fort Lee Mayor says lane closures are payback from Christie

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has laid bare how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to win his political endorsement, and for the first time said he believes lane closures on the George Washington Bridge were payback for not supporting the Republican.

Now the problem for New Jersey’s Chris Christie is more than traffic cones on the George Washington Bridge. Now a much bigger problem for him is the mayor of Hoboken saying that a member of the Christie administration shook her down for a political favor for a rich developer, and threatened to hold back funding that Hoboken wanted and badly needed after Hurricane Sandy if she didn’t play along.

Lupica: Christie-Hoboken tale smells of arrogant ‘Empire’

Now the problem for New Jersey’s Chris Christie is more than traffic cones on the George Washington Bridge. Now a much bigger problem for him is the mayor of Hoboken saying that a member of the Christie administration shook her down for a political favor for a rich developer, and threatened to hold back funding that Hoboken wanted and badly needed after Hurricane Sandy if she didn’t play along.

Fort Lee Lane Closure Scandal-- also known as the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, or Bridgegate, is a U.S. political scandal in which a staff member and political appointees of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) colluded to create traffic jams in Fort Lee, New Jersey, by closing lanes at the main toll plaza for the upper level of the George Washington Bridge.

Fort Lee Lane Closure Scandal-- also known as the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, or Bridgegate, is a U.S. political scandal in which a staff member and political appointees of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) colluded to create traffic jams in Fort Lee, New Jersey, by closing lanes at the main toll plaza for the upper level of the George Washington Bridge.

Allegations that rogue N.J. Gov. Chris Christie appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey enabled the punitive shutdown of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge have prompted renewed calls for the agency to be broken up.

Christie-Bridgegate prompts calls to split up Port Authority

Allegations that rogue N. Chris Christie appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey enabled the punitive shutdown of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge have prompted renewed calls for the agency to be broken up.

The plotting behind the George Washington Bridge lane closures was elaborate and the attempted cover-up was the iron-fisted work of top Port Authority aides to New Jersey Gov. Christie, who’s now revealed as fool, knave or both.

The Christie cover-up

In the best possible light, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie built a top staff of lying thugs who threatened lives and safety to serve his political ends. If not, Christie is a lying thug himself.

WASHINGTON -- New documents reveal that a high-ranking official in the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) knew that Fort Lee, N.J., had issues with traffic congestion around the George Washington Bridge, long before he authorized a seemingly unnecessary study that closed down lanes to the bridge and made traffic even worse.

Chris Christie Officials Messed With Bridge Traffic Despite Being Warned About Congestion Problems

WASHINGTON -- New documents reveal that a high-ranking official in the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) knew that Fort Lee, N.J., had issues with traffic congestion around the George Washington Bridge, long before he authorized a seemingly unnecessary study that closed down lanes to the bridge and made traffic even worse.

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