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A Politician’s Inner-Circle

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Christie claimed in his press conference yesterday surrounding the bridgegate debacle that his senior staff members are like family to him and that they are a very close-knit group of people. So the question remains, how did he not know about this?

Former governor turned Senator Dick Codey chimed in to discuss the inner-workings of a governor’s office and the relationship politicians have with their senior staff members.

“The deputy chief of staff is someone who is in the inner circle. I don’t believe for one second that this whole thing started with her. Somebody planted a seed in her mind that this was okay and something we should be doing,” he said.

Codey made it clear that he doesn’t believe Governor Christie’s explanation surrounding this whole debacle. He feels that there had to be more communication that took place and he agrees that a federal investigation should ensue.

Senator Raymond Lesniak agrees. “I know that the next step should be. I don’t know the next step that the governor is going to take, but the next step should be is a federal investigation because crimes were committed,” he said.

Rutgers law professor, Jason Belzer, chimed in to discuss how a case like this would move forward.

“The official misconduct clause is probably going to be the one that will be used if there is an investigation and there are going to be criminal charges brought. But the key to that one is establishing whether or not there was a benefit to the individual given the order,” he said.

In a situation where criminal charges are brought forward, how responsible is Christie being that he is the man in charge?

“You can’t sit and say because I told someone to do something and I turned a blind eye that I’m not gonna be responsible. And that official misconduct clause actually does specifically state that if you don’t act, if you have an omission and you see someone who is doing something and abusing their power and they are under your authority, you can be charged for that as well,” Belzer said.


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