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Christie's Damaging Email?

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Chris Christie is known for his hardball antics, but a newly released email is making some believe his administration is taking an unnecessary route in discrediting former senior Port Authority official David Wildstien. In the letter, Christie officials attacked Wildstien's credibility and "lack of character"; going as far back to Wildstien's high school years.

While discrediting Wildstein is a priority for Christie's administration at this time after he made accusations about the governor’s knowledge of bridgegate, some people are raising eyebrows as to why Christie even hired him in the first place.

Dr. Jeanne Zaino, an Iona College Political Science Professor, discussed why she believes this newly released email does more harm for the governors credibility than good.

"He’s trying to make the case that David Wildstien is somebody that can't be trusted. That may very well be true, but the point is many people are looking at Chris Christie and not David Wildstien now and saying, knowing all of that; why did you appoint him," Zaino said.

According to most the recent polling, Christie's approval rating has declined among democrats and independents within the state. As Christie prepares for his national fundraising tour, only time will tell how this new information effects his national approval numbers in the future.

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