Cuomo involved in Bridgegate

Cuomo involved in Bridgegate

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Yonkers, NY

#1 Jan 12, 2014
The mess is spreading. The Port Authority is primarily responsible for keeping traffic flow going over the GW bridge - but 10 employees of the PA took the Fifth and refused to testify.

Why? They were "afraid of losing their jobs".

But Cuomo has just as much responsibility for the Port Authority as Christie. Cuomo claiming "he didn't know" is just as lame as Christie not "knowing".

And why are Port Authority people afraid of losing their jobs if they testify about a traffic jam?

Curtis Sliwa was the very first to report of the traffic mess - on the first day it happened - so the Port Authority is pretty lame if Sliwa knew about it and reported it on the radio, but the Port Authority kept its mouth shut the entire time.

And how could Cuomo not know about it? He has a staffer whose only job is to keep an eye on the traffic over the Port of New York. What was that staffer doing that is now so secret?

Cuomo wants to be Hillary's VP. Doesn't this take him out? Just like Christie?
Wrong

Hot Springs, SD

#2 Jan 12, 2014
What goes around wrote:
The mess is spreading. The Port Authority is primarily responsible for keeping traffic flow going over the GW bridge - but 10 employees of the PA took the Fifth and refused to testify.
Why? They were "afraid of losing their jobs".
But Cuomo has just as much responsibility for the Port Authority as Christie. Cuomo claiming "he didn't know" is just as lame as Christie not "knowing".
And why are Port Authority people afraid of losing their jobs if they testify about a traffic jam?
Curtis Sliwa was the very first to report of the traffic mess - on the first day it happened - so the Port Authority is pretty lame if Sliwa knew about it and reported it on the radio, but the Port Authority kept its mouth shut the entire time.
And how could Cuomo not know about it? He has a staffer whose only job is to keep an eye on the traffic over the Port of New York. What was that staffer doing that is now so secret?
Cuomo wants to be Hillary's VP. Doesn't this take him out? Just like Christie?
I don't see anyway you can create a separate scandal in involve the Governor of New York and switch the blame from Christie to the Governor of New York.

Fort Lee, New Jersey is on the Jersey side of the bridge. The access to the bridge was closed on the New Jersey side of the bridge that gave access to people of New Jersey onto the bridge. The Washington Bridge itself was not closed.

To think that the New York Governor would have the authority to get involved over New Jersey’s access to the bridge located in the State of New Jersey is complete nonsense and lack of knowing what you are taking about. Is your purpose trying to imply something simply for political purposes?

New York will have control over road access’s located in New York to maintain and close down for whatever reason. New Jersey will have the same authority and control of road’s and access to the bridge in New Jersey. Common horse sense.

Time line of events:
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/...

The Wall Street Journal, ahead on the Bridgegate story throughout the scandal, reported in December that Christie reached out to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who co-controls the Port Authority, to ask him to turn down the heat on the internal review of what happened.
It was Cuomo’s appointee, Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye, who called out the Christie appointees about the lane closures in Fort Lee in real time, the subpoenaed documents reveal. And according to the Journal piece at the time, Christie asked Cuomo to have Foye back off, at a point when interest in the scandal was intensifying.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/chris-c...
Rose

Queens Village, NY

#3 Jan 12, 2014
Wrong wrote:
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I don't see anyway you can create a separate scandal in involve the Governor of New York and switch the blame from Christie to the Governor of New York.
Fort Lee, New Jersey is on the Jersey side of the bridge. The access to the bridge was closed on the New Jersey side of the bridge that gave access to people of New Jersey onto the bridge. The Washington Bridge itself was not closed.
To think that the New York Governor would have the authority to get involved over New Jersey’s access to the bridge located in the State of New Jersey is complete nonsense and lack of knowing what you are taking about. Is your purpose trying to imply something simply for political purposes?
New York will have control over road access’s located in New York to maintain and close down for whatever reason. New Jersey will have the same authority and control of road’s and access to the bridge in New Jersey. Common horse sense.
Time line of events:
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/...
The Wall Street Journal, ahead on the Bridgegate story throughout the scandal, reported in December that Christie reached out to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who co-controls the Port Authority, to ask him to turn down the heat on the internal review of what happened.
It was Cuomo’s appointee, Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye, who called out the Christie appointees about the lane closures in Fort Lee in real time, the subpoenaed documents reveal. And according to the Journal piece at the time, Christie asked Cuomo to have Foye back off, at a point when interest in the scandal was intensifying.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/chris-c...
Don't even dignify this trash talking with an answer. Consider the source: Riverhead
What goes around

Yonkers, NY

#4 Jan 13, 2014
Wrong wrote:
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I don't see anyway you can create a separate scandal in involve the Governor of New York and switch the blame from Christie to the Governor of New York.
Fort Lee, New Jersey is on the Jersey side of the bridge. The access to the bridge was closed on the New Jersey side of the bridge that gave access to people of New Jersey onto the bridge. The Washington Bridge itself was not closed.
People trying to go from NJ to NY were denied access, which means that the NY governor has an OBLIGATION to restore access - which Cuomo did not do. Why?
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#5 Jan 15, 2014
What goes around wrote:
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People trying to go from NJ to NY were denied access, which means that the NY governor has an OBLIGATION to restore access - which Cuomo did not do. Why?
I'm of the opinion that the above poster was correct about you. If you could understand what I posted you would not be asking this question.

Pay attention:

Governor's only have authority in their State. The access to the bridge comes under the individual State's control. New York maintains the access's on their side and New Jersey maintains and controls the access's located in New Jersey.

If Christies thugs want to create havoc on their side of the bridge on the access routes using their appointees to the Port Authority to do so, its not the New York Governor's problem or his to correct because he has no authority on the New Jersey roads that give access onto the Washington Bridge.

The New York Governor has no authority over anyone or anything in New Jersey. Same thing the other way around.

It's pretty clear who caused the mess -- stupid as it was. They have proved it all the way into Christie's inner circle. So far no one has indicated Christie was also involved.

Right now they are calling on the sword for Christie. If the lawsuits start to come and jail time along with damages shows up you might find that those who now taking the fall for Christie might not decide to turn States evidence.

Christie is not yet hooked but we will see if the lawsuits, investigations, criminal charges and possible jail time don't produce some willing talkers.
The Marching Morons

Yonkers, NY

#6 Jan 16, 2014
Opinion wrote:
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I'm of the opinion that the above poster was correct about you. If you could understand what I posted you would not be asking this question.
Pay attention:
Governor's only have authority in their State. The access to the bridge comes under the individual State's control. New York maintains the access's on their side and New Jersey maintains and controls the access's located in New Jersey.
If Christies thugs want to create havoc on their side of the bridge on the access routes using their appointees to the Port Authority to do so, its not the New York Governor's problem or his to correct because he has no authority on the New Jersey roads that give access onto the Washington Bridge.
The New York Governor has no authority over anyone or anything in New Jersey. Same thing the other way around.
It's pretty clear who caused the mess -- stupid as it was. They have proved it all the way into Christie's inner circle. So far no one has indicated Christie was also involved.
Right now they are calling on the sword for Christie. If the lawsuits start to come and jail time along with damages shows up you might find that those who now taking the fall for Christie might not decide to turn States evidence.
Christie is not yet hooked but we will see if the lawsuits, investigations, criminal charges and possible jail time don't produce some willing talkers.
You don't know squat about the Port Authority. It's under the joint control of both states. Power does not end in the middle of the river with regard to bridges, tunnels, ferries, etc.

If anything interferes with bridge access, etc, each governor can ask the PA to get involved ASAP.

Best example? 9/11!!!!!!!

Do you imagine that the Jersey gov was told to shut up and butt out because it took place in lower Manhattan?

The real reason that 10 PA employees took the Fifth is that you never know what questions might come up once they start testifying. And every PA employee has orders to STFU under oath.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#7 Jan 16, 2014
What goes around wrote:
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People trying to go from NJ to NY were denied access, which means that the NY governor has an OBLIGATION to restore access - which Cuomo did not do. Why?
Turn off Fox News. Over-zealous & under-educated is no way to go through life, son...
The Marching Morons

Yonkers, NY

#8 Jan 16, 2014
Brookhaven John wrote:
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Over-zealous & under-educated is no way to go through life, son...
It works for you, BJ.

Tell us how happy everyone is on ObozoCare.

I was in a medical office last week and an older woman was crying when she found out what her new deductible was. It would wipe out her savings, plus, her physical therapy was no longer covered..

Your turn is coming, BJ.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#9 Jan 16, 2014
The Marching Morons wrote:
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It works for you, BJ.
Tell us how happy everyone is on ObozoCare.
I was in a medical office last week and an older woman was crying when she found out what her new deductible was. It would wipe out her savings, plus, her physical therapy was no longer covered..
Your turn is coming, BJ.
Sorry, I don't get into pissing matches with low-watt Fox News clone assholes who use Conservative-made words like "Obozocare". You're nothing more than a weak-minded sheep, your only opinion is what's fed to you by hatemongers like O'Reilly & Hannity. When you can speak clearly & with intelligence, get back to me. Until then, I flush your opinion just like I would any other stank turd...
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#10 Jan 16, 2014
The Marching Morons wrote:
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You don't know squat about the Port Authority. It's under the joint control of both states. Power does not end in the middle of the river with regard to bridges, tunnels, ferries, etc.
If anything interferes with bridge access, etc, each governor can ask the PA to get involved ASAP.
Best example? 9/11!!!!!!!
Do you imagine that the Jersey gov was told to shut up and butt out because it took place in lower Manhattan?
The real reason that 10 PA employees took the Fifth is that you never know what questions might come up once they start testifying. And every PA employee has orders to STFU under oath.
I don't claim to know everything about the Port Authority. If you find it more politically acceptable to blame the Democrat governor of New York, I guess I don't care.

Each state controls half of the PA’s board. In a power-sharing arrangement, Cuomo gets to pick the executive director, and Christie chooses the No. 2.

These appointees are supposed to rise above politics — to cooperate in managing In reality, the agency has effectively split into warring camps — Team New York and Team New Jersey — which squabble endlessly and jealously over every major decision.

Christie had installed at least 50 political appointees at the authority, more than any previous governor.His hand-picked deputy executive director, Bill Baroni, defended the hires as people who “share Gov. Christie’s view that this agency needs reform.”

A very different and ugly picture emerged from last week’s email dumps: Baroni and his fellow Christie cronies were not only treating the Port Authority as a political plaything, but joking about the misery they were inflicting on thousands of innocent New Jersey commuters.
Tellingly, the New Jersey crew was able to bully lower-ranking employees into organizing a bogus “traffic study”— and throwing the nation’s busiest bridge into chaos for four days — while going behind the back of Cuomo’s executive director, Pat Foye.

To his credit, Foye called a halt as soon as he discovered the scheme, and blasted the perpetrators in a scathing memo that later leaked to the press.

In testimony before the New Jersey Legislature in December, Foye also blew up the Christie camp’s cover story about a traffic study — which took no small amount of courage.
Yet Foye was also forced to admit that he had no power to fire any of the underlings responsible.

Neither New Jersey or New York never gave (Foye) the gun and the badge necessary to allow him to run the place,” they have kept the PA as a political two camp run agency.

The Port Authority has been a political payback for political supports of both States. Nice high paying jobs appointed jobs.
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#11 Jan 16, 2014
Brookhaven John wrote:
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Sorry, I don't get into pissing matches with low-watt Fox News clone assholes who use Conservative-made words like "Obozocare". You're nothing more than a weak-minded sheep, your only opinion is what's fed to you by hatemongers like O'Reilly & Hannity. When you can speak clearly & with intelligence, get back to me. Until then, I flush your opinion just like I would any other stank turd...
Well stated and to the point. I was warned not to respond to the nut. I have also noticed that he trolls all over using a different screen names pushing the right wing nutty stuff.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#12 Jan 16, 2014
Opinion wrote:
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Well stated and to the point. I was warned not to respond to the nut. I have also noticed that he trolls all over using a different screen names pushing the right wing nutty stuff.
He's nothing but a Fox News shill. He has absolutely no original opinions of his own. All he's got is lip-synched Sean Hannity lyrics ad nauseam...
The Marching Morons

Yonkers, NY

#13 Jan 16, 2014
Brookhaven John wrote:
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He's nothing but a Fox News shill. He has absolutely no original opinions of his own. All he's got is lip-synched Sean Hannity lyrics ad nauseam...
I haven't watched Fox News or listened to Hannity for years.

BJ, you are watching the country collapse under Big Bozo. You are not exempt from the consequences. You are, as they say, a "useful idiot".
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#14 Jan 16, 2014
The Marching Morons wrote:
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I haven't watched Fox News or listened to Hannity for years.
BJ, you are watching the country collapse under Big Bozo. You are not exempt from the consequences. You are, as they say, a "useful idiot".
From what I have read he has a lot better understanding of who caused the financial and economic collapse than you do.

Financial Crisis and 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It resulted in the threat of total collapse of large financial institutions, the bailout of banks by national governments, and downturns in stock markets around the world. Bush was President.

Bush was President when we got into two unfunded wars that were put on the credit card or to make clearer for you --- federal debt -- to be paid for under another President.

The Great Recession also referred to as the Lesser Depression,Long Recession,or the global recession is an ongoing marked global economic decline that began in December 2007 and took a particularly sharp downward turn in September 2008. Bush was President when it started.

Both the turnaround of the financial crisis and the economic recession were turned around under President Obama.

One might add that President Obama and went a long ways towards winding down the two Bush unfunded wars.

Its always amazing how quick people forget.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#15 Jan 16, 2014
The Marching Morons wrote:
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I haven't watched Fox News or listened to Hannity for years.
BJ, you are watching the country collapse under Big Bozo. You are not exempt from the consequences. You are, as they say, a "useful idiot".
Once again, when you can speak to me without immature nicknames & lip-synched conservative quotes, then we can talk...

And don't tell me you don't watch Fox News when your entire rant is pretty much a word-for-word copy of what Hannity cries about every single day...
The Marching Morons

Yonkers, NY

#16 Jan 17, 2014
Brookhaven John wrote:
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Once again, when you can speak to me without immature nicknames & lip-synched conservative quotes, then we can talk...
And don't tell me you don't watch Fox News when your entire rant is pretty much a word-for-word copy of what Hannity cries about every single day...
Apparently, YOU are the one that's stuck on watching Fox News and Hannity.

Hmmmm. Obsessive compulsive?
CTM

New Milford, CT

#17 Jan 17, 2014
Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm of the opinion that the above poster was correct about you. If you could understand what I posted you would not be asking this question.
Pay attention:
Governor's only have authority in their State. The access to the bridge comes under the individual State's control. New York maintains the access's on their side and New Jersey maintains and controls the access's located in New Jersey.
If Christies thugs want to create havoc on their side of the bridge on the access routes using their appointees to the Port Authority to do so, its not the New York Governor's problem or his to correct because he has no authority on the New Jersey roads that give access onto the Washington Bridge.
The New York Governor has no authority over anyone or anything in New Jersey. Same thing the other way around.
It's pretty clear who caused the mess -- stupid as it was. They have proved it all the way into Christie's inner circle. So far no one has indicated Christie was also involved.
Right now they are calling on the sword for Christie. If the lawsuits start to come and jail time along with damages shows up you might find that those who now taking the fall for Christie might not decide to turn States evidence.
Christie is not yet hooked but we will see if the lawsuits, investigations, criminal charges and possible jail time don't produce some willing talkers.
..........Can you imagine the money saved and some of the real crooks out of politics if they put this much effort into Solyndra, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Alaska Bridge, Obamacare, The EPA, Road Contracts Foreign Policy etc? Seems the dems really want Christie out of the way for the next Presidential run so they can keep robbing us, The People.
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#18 Jan 17, 2014
CTM wrote:
<quoted text>..........Can you imagine the money saved and some of the real crooks out of politics if they put this much effort into Solyndra, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Alaska Bridge, Obamacare, The EPA, Road Contracts Foreign Policy etc? Seems the dems really want Christie out of the way for the next Presidential run so they can keep robbing us, The People.
I kind of agree that a lot of money could have been saved if some of the real crooks and liars had not gotten into politics.

One unfunded drug program.

Tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporation while getting into two unfunded wars that were put on the credit card for the next President to pay for.

One of the wars should never have been but it has cost a lot of money and debt.

A financial collapse that almost caused a world wide problem. The lack of governmental oversight cost us a lot of money.

A economic recession that necessitated a large stimulus package to divert a depression cost a lot of money and further debt.

You know I think President Obama would have lot rather received from Bush a country in the same economic shape that Bush received from President Clinton.

Lots of money could have been spent on other things.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#19 Jan 17, 2014
The Marching Morons wrote:
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Apparently, YOU are the one that's stuck on watching Fox News and Hannity.
Hmmmm. Obsessive compulsive?
Ahhh. The 'ol "I-know-you-are-but-what- am-I?" rebuttal. I think I gave that one up sometime in 3rd grade...
Orwell had it right

Yonkers, NY

#20 Jan 17, 2014
Brookhaven John wrote:
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Ahhh. The 'ol "I-know-you-are-but-what- am-I?" rebuttal. I think I gave that one up sometime in 3rd grade...
You're the one who's stuck on two shows that I never watch.

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