Chris Christie Pushed Port Authority To Give Contract To Jerry Jones' Firm

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Chris Christie Pushed Port Authority To Give Contract To Jerry Jones' Firm

Less than two years before Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s tickets and travel to NFL games, government documents show Christie personally pushed the Port Authority to approve a lucrative contract for a firm part-owned by Jones. Christie nonetheless accepted the gifts from Jones, despite New Jersey ethics rules barring gifts to public officials from persons or entities that those officials “deal with, contact, or regulate in the course of official business.”

On March 19, 2013, Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a press release announcing their selection of Legends Hospitality LLC to operate the observation deck on the top floor of One World Trade Center. The next day, the Port Authority board -- which is appointed by Christie and Cuomo -- specifically cited the governors’ announcement in voting to approve the contract for the company, which is jointly owned by the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Checketts Partners Investment Fund.

The Port Authority press release announcing the vote quotes Dallas Cowboys executive Jerry Jones Jr. as saying: "We are humbled to have been chosen to operate the Observatory Deck."
I'll bet christie also paid some thugs to bribe the referees in the Lions game to that last call for the Cowboys which was clearly wrong. And totally illegal.
 
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"I'll bet christie also paid some thugs to bribe the referees in the Lions game to that last call for the Cowboys which was clearly wrong. And totally illegal.'

Calumny and character assassination...no surprise there. Except this time you've committed libel...and I hope he sues you.

This post will find his office.

Have a nice day...
 
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I guess since "bridge-gate" has gone away they'll try something else. Either way, I'll never vote for Christie, he is a NE liberal Republican and his tenure as Governor of New Jersey bears this out.

New Jersey, still controlled by Democrats, and again the state with the largest number of those moving out versus moving in.


 
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I guess since "bridge-gate" has gone away they'll try something else. Either way, I'll never vote for Christie, he is a NE liberal Republican and his tenure as Governor of New Jersey bears this out.

New Jersey, still controlled by Democrats, and again the state with the largest number of those moving out versus moving in.


He's too fat to run. (Pun intended...) :grin:
 
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BTW...... New Jersey was the first in negative migration for the 4th time in 5 years. New York was #2, Illinois was #3. Blue states.


And that is different than Obama pushing to get the Website contracts with friends.

Okay, you hold Obama to the same standard... then we might pay more attention.
 
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And that is different than Obama pushing to get the Website contracts with friends.

Okay, you hold Obama to the same standard... then we might pay more attention.
Are you talking about the Obamacare website ?? Explain how Obama did something wrong when BUSH gave the SAME company hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts ????

Another sad attempt on your part to "blame the liberal"
 

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Bridge gate is not over yet and this is not character assassination. He pushed for the port authority to give a contract to Jones' firm, and then accepted free travel and tickets to this game, and who knows what else. It's called a conflict of interest.
 
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Bridge gate is not over yet and this is not character assassination. He pushed for the port authority to give a contract to Jones' firm, and then accepted free travel and tickets to this game, and who knows what else. It's called a conflict of interest.
Yep.. and you guys REELECTED him anyway.

Isn't that the NJ way...
 

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