"Prez Putin" is title of this cartoon from Bill Day of PoliticalCartoons.com.
He pleaded guilty to triggering the four-day traffic jam after Christie's deputy chief of staff sent him an email:
"Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."
Still, Christie has since been appointed by President Trump to head a commission on the abuse of painkillers and an epidemic of overdose deaths.
And Trump has nominated Christie pal Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey, the FBI director the president fired in a bid to derail the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Wray was Christie's personal attorney in 2014, when the governor met secretly with the FBI about the bridge plot.
New Jersey taxpayers have forked over $2.1 million in fees to Wray's law firm in Atlanta for that representation.
|Bridget Anne Kelly, left, and Bill Baroni were found guilty by a federal jury.|
A federal jury found former Port Authority official Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, guilty of conspiracy and other charges, but they are free while they appeal their prison sentences of 2 years and 18 months, respectively.
Outside the courthouse, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick went further:
"We would not have called Mr. Wildstein or any other witness unless we were completely confident that the witnesses' testimony was truthful, accurate and corroborated by other evidence" (6A).
'Just not right'
An editorial in The Record says, "And for all his denials and lack of criminal charges, the public does not know what Christie knew and when" he knew it (16A).
Still, the paper's Editorial Board is more upset with Wildstein than it is with Christie, the worst governor in state history.
Remember, The Record is the only major daily in the state that didn't call for the GOP bully's resignation after he endorsed Trump for president in February 2016.
"Wildstein shouldn't be allowed to walk away," the Editorial Board pouts. "It's just not right."
|New York's Daily News called Governor Christie a liar for his repeated claims of innocence in the September 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closures.|