NJ Lt Governor: No, Christie never threatened Sandy relief funds

posted at 10:01 am on January 20, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer made headlines yesterday by claiming that beleaguered Governor Chris Christie threatened to withhold relief funds for Hurricane Sandy victims unless Zimmer endorsed Christie’s redevelopment plans. Zimmer first appeared on MSNBC to float this accusation, and then on CNN to expand it, claiming that the message had come through Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. “She said that to me — is that this is a direct message from the governor,” Zimmer said.

This morning, sources close to Guadango rip Zimmer for the claim, and say she will “categorically deny” the accusations:

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is expected to “categorically deny” allegations Monday that she gave Hoboken’s Mayor an ultimatum to support a redevelopment plan backed by Gov. Chris Christie in order to receive Hurricane Sandy recovery aid, a source said.

Guadagno’s remarks will be the first time a senior Christie official has addressed the charges Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer first made Saturday on MSNBC.

Zimmer went even further Sunday, implicating Christie directly in an interview on CNN.

On CNN’s State of the Union, Zimmer said Guadagno told her that Sandy relief funds hinged on her support for a real estate development project by the Rockefeller Group — a directive that she said came directly from Christie.

Zimmer has a credibility issue on this point, though. None of this came out before now, when the threat took place months ago — well before Christie’s re-election effort. “If I came forward [then],” Zimmer tells Candy Crowley, “I was afraid no one would believe me.” Crowley is pretty skeptical, in large part because after this supposed threat, Zimmer continued to praise Christie and the relief efforts. If this had taken place and brought tears to her eyes, as Zimmer now claims, why publicly praise Christie afterward? Zimmer claims that Hoboken was her first priority, but that … kind of makes her a liar at some point, does it not? And why come out to tell this tale after an election, rather than before when it might make a difference in freeing Hoboken from the threat of Christie’s wrath?

And for that matter, she continued to defend Christie even after Bridgegate’s eruption. As CNN points out, Zimmer appeared on the same network just eight days earlier to deny that Christie attempted to extort her endorsement:

Zimmer’s comments Saturday and Sunday are a change from what she told CNN on January 11. She said then that while she wondered whether Sandy aid funds were being withheld because she didn’t endorse the governor’s re-election, she concluded that “I don’t think that’s the case.”

“I don’t think it was retaliation and I don’t have any reason to think it’s retaliation, but I’m not satisfied with the amount of money I’ve gotten so far,” Zimmer told CNN then. She did not mention her concerns about the redevelopment project.

Zimmer has been lying to people at some point. Either she did so between May and January 17th, or from January 18th to today. Either way, she doesn’t have any credibility left, and this looks like utter nonsense.

Update: Joe Scarborough isn’t buying it either — and says Zimmer is only proving herself to be corrupt (via The Corner):

“If you were so let down and you call him ‘corrupt’ in your private diary, why are you saying he’s a great guy publicly?” Scarborough asked on Morning Joe on Monday. “That’s letting your own people down, that’s lying to your own people.” …

Scarborough questioned Zimmer’s waiting to make the allegations, and said that, if it had been him, he would have brought the issue to the attention of a state or U.S. attorney.

“He’s either a corrupt thug that she’s saying he is . . . or he’s a great guy — if she’s willing to go public and vouch for something that is corrupt, what does that say about her character?” he said. “She can’t have it both ways.”

Not even on MSNBC, it seems.

 


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When the GOP holds their first primary debate, they should ask Candy to moderate. If I were the Tea Party favorite, I’d show up with a bucket of KFC and place it right between Candy and Christie.

Comedy Gold, baby!

CurtZHP on January 20, 2014 at 10:04 AM

If you’re telling the truth, you never have to remember what you said.

Ward Cleaver on January 20, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Of course she’s going to categorically deny the allegations.You think she’s gonna mess with Boss Christie? She will probably wake up one morning with a bloody George Washington Bridge model on her bed!

redware on January 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM

When the GOP holds their first primary debate, they should ask Candy to moderate. If I were the Tea Party favorite, I’d show up with a bucket of KFC and place it right between Candy and Christie.

Comedy Gold, baby!

CurtZHP on January 20, 2014 at 10:04 AM

More like Clash Of The Titans.

Ward Cleaver on January 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Anita Hill, Jr.

Deano1952 on January 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

At one point she was lying. The big questons are, what was the lie and why?

gryphon202 on January 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Check the transcript, Candy.

Christien on January 20, 2014 at 10:12 AM

If you’re telling the truth, you never have to remember what you said.

Ward Cleaver on January 20, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Unfortunately, that is no longer true when you have public officials who will brazenly lie and an entire TV network dedicated to spreading lies about you.

Kim Guadagno is a former sheriff, and a popular Lt. Gov. as well a rising star in the Republican Party. This is so obviously an attempt to smear her in advance of her own probable run for Governor in 2017.

Pathetic.

rockmom on January 20, 2014 at 10:14 AM

When the GOP holds their first primary debate, they should ask Candy to moderate…

CurtZHP on January 20, 2014 at 10:04 AM

What makes you think they won’t? The GOP establishment is fine with lefty moderators, it’s the conservatives they don’t like.

Fenris on January 20, 2014 at 10:17 AM

At one point she was lying. The big questons are, what was the lie and why?

gryphon202 on January 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Exactly, making a judgement based on what politicians say is useless. You have to follow the money and other records. So far, the reporting seems to be mostly what the politicians say.

Fenris on January 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM

If nothing else, Zimmer’s assured herself of a spot as a guest on all of MSNBC’s prime-time shows for the next two years, even if she draws skepticism on their early-morning program.

jon1979 on January 20, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Integrity is soooo last century or something….

workingclass artist on January 20, 2014 at 10:33 AM

If you’re telling the truth, you never have to remember what you said.

Ward Cleaver on January 20, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Unfortunately, that is no longer true when you have public officials who will brazenly lie and an entire TV network dedicated to spreading lies about you.

Kim Guadagno is a former sheriff, and a popular Lt. Gov. as well a rising star in the Republican Party. This is so obviously an attempt to smear her in advance of her own probable run for Governor in 2017.

Pathetic.

rockmom on January 20, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Very good point, so when is our side ever going to fight back??

ToddPA on January 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM

You can tell the fix is in for Christie on PMSNBC, they are actually defending him until he is the RINO candidate, then all the bridge stories will fall and all of the she saids will come out.

hip shot on January 20, 2014 at 10:51 AM

HotAir, please remove the pic of this hideous woman.

Just show the Lt. Governor,

Thanks much.

Todd S.

ToddPA on January 20, 2014 at 10:51 AM

So transparently trying to rehabilitate the chief RINO. Nice work, lapdogs.

Rational Thought on January 20, 2014 at 10:55 AM

(S)o when is our side ever going to fight back??

ToddPA on January 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM

What, and look mean to liberals?

Fallon on January 20, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Joe Scarborough isn’t buying it either — and says Zimmer is only proving herself to be corrupt

True, but she’s the Mayor of Hoboken, and the only reason I’ve heard of the city at all is because Frank Sinatra was born there. Nobody outside of NJ cares. In other words: Squirrel!

Fenris on January 20, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Wait, Wait,, teacher,,,,, teacher,,,,

I KNOW

I KNOW…..

“Ok you always have your two cents worth.”

“Well what Chris Christie should do is put out his remaining hand to the Democrats, they will eat it off too, then Christie will for sure get the disabled voters to vote for him.”

If you get lemons make lemonaid.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 20, 2014 at 11:04 AM

NJ Lt Governor: No, Christie never threatened Sandy relief funds
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I do wish she would get her storie (s) straight!!

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:13 AM

This is why we need to defend every Republican candidate and not let the media dictate to us…

But most of the Republican’s won’t, they will be manipulated by the media.

right2bright on January 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Update: Joe Scarborough isn’t buying it either — and says Zimmer is only proving herself to be corrupt (via The Corner):
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Which means,..Zimmerman is not a Good DNC Party FaithFul Locked-Stepped
Robot, your main-mission is to Boink any GOP at any Chance!!!

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Why are Democrat women so freaking fugly? Can we get a government grant for that study. She’s like a mental vasectomy.

msupertas on January 20, 2014 at 11:20 AM

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM

“If I came forward [then],” Zimmer tells Candy Crowley, “I was afraid no one would believe me.”

Why? Because Christie was such a beloved figure that nobody could imagine a fat liberal bully would play politics with relief money? How would that be hard to believe? And if credibility is your concern Ms. Zimmer, why the hell are you talking to the vile whore who put down her bucket of chicken long enough to tag team Mitt Romney during the Presidential debates?

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM

This is why we need to defend every Republican candidate and not let the media dictate to us…

But most of the Republican’s won’t, they will be manipulated by the media.

right2bright on January 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Sorry, I’ll defend Republicans but not a fat bully and traitor like Chris Christie. His endorsement of Obama days before the election makes his current problems all the more enjoyable.

Put another way, if Christie is the future of the GOP then it is time for a third party.

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Oops,..thats Zimmer,…and not Zimmerman!

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Oops,..thats Zimmer,…and not Zimmerman!

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM

That’s okay. It’s hard not to automatically think “man” when you see Dawn Zimmer.

Happy Nomad on January 20, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Zimmer’s “Journal” is ridiculous. I could write a “Journal” like this in 30 minutes and claim it was from 1986.

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:46 AM

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM

That’s okay. It’s hard not to automatically think “man” when you see Dawn Zimmer.

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Isn’t there something more important going on?

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM

well the rest of the msdnc anchors are backing up the mayor…..Christie is going down in their eyes

cmsinaz on January 20, 2014 at 12:09 PM

The point to take away from the whole Bridgegate episode is how smart Gov Christie is when/if he comes to realize that he needs to make extraordinary efforts to deal with the limits of those who do his bidding for him. Perfection or excellence may not be traits of a politician, but consistency should be. A good read of this came from the Yahoo News interview the Gov had with Matt Bai:

After the viral videos of Christie dressing down constituents and the insults casually tossed around like Frisbees on the shore, it’s apparently gotten hard for Christie’s own aides and allies (some of whom, it seems, aren’t quite as bright as the governor to begin with) to discern where the theatrics leave off and the governance begins.

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 12:15 PM

well the rest of the msdnc anchors are backing up the mayor…..Christie is going down in their eyes

cmsinaz on January 20, 2014 at 12:09 PM

cmsinaz: I bet the Leftys are Playing Politics,…..–:0

canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Um… did anyone take notice of the Mayor Zimmer’s handwriting in her “diary?” Holy crap… looks like the manifesto of a psycho high school chick…

dpduq on January 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Unless Christie works some miracles in New Jersey in the way of the economy, I don’t understand why he is even a consideration. I realize he has almost Detroit like history to deal with but if we whine when The Won uses W as an excuse, why is Christie different.

Cindy Munford on January 20, 2014 at 1:02 PM

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canopfor on January 20, 2014 at 1:06 PM

You can tell the fix is in for Christie on PMSNBC, they are actually defending him until he is the RINO candidate, then all the bridge stories will fall and all of the she saids will come out.

hip shot on January 20, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Your paranoia has got the better of you. No one on that puke network is defending Christie. Scarborough is merely pointing out that Zimmer is not credible.

Basilsbest on January 20, 2014 at 1:07 PM

So on the top of one the pages of her ‘journal entries’ she writes “I prefer typing on computer – but maybe it is time to get back to journal writing” (actually not certain on the final word due to her handwriting). Whew! – good thing for her she made that decision on the day this all went down.

The only thing missing is an entry that says “Hey – I really wrote this in May when all this stuff I am claiming happened – really.”

NeoDawg on January 20, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Zimmer saw that being a lying, thieving whore made a big star out of Wendy Davis and is angling for her own 15 minutes of fame shame.

Adjoran on January 20, 2014 at 4:33 PM

She new school.

HiJack on January 20, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Um… did anyone take notice of the Mayor Zimmer’s handwriting in her “diary?” Holy crap… looks like the manifesto of a psycho high school chick…

dpduq on January 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM
So on the top of one the pages of her ‘journal entries’ she writes “I prefer typing on computer – but maybe it is time to get back to journal writing” (actually not certain on the final word due to her handwriting). Whew! – good thing for her she made that decision on the day this all went down.

The only thing missing is an entry that says “Hey – I really wrote this in May when all this stuff I am claiming happened – really.”

NeoDawg on January 20, 2014 at 4:06 PM

I think this is why she took so long to come forward after Bridgegate. She had to write up the fake diary. If it weren’t fake, there would be a volume before and a volume after. Too bad for her that she would certainly lack the technical ability to create a fake date/time stamped electronic record

So if data bears out that she is grossly lying, will anything be done to her-libel or slander charges or some action that has real consequences? It would also be interesting to see who/what prompted her to come forward at this time.

talkingpoints on January 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Somebody higher up in the D party must have something juicy on Z. See all that metadata collection does pay off.

Kissmygrits on January 21, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Zimmer has a credibility issue on this point, though. None of this came out before now, when the threat took place months ago — well before Christie’s re-election effort.

Reminds me of the “witch” scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” in which one of the lynch mob exclaims,

“She turned me into a newt!

….

I got better…”

Spurius Ligustinus on January 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM

The point to take away from the whole Bridgegate episode is how smart Gov Christie is when/if he comes to realize that he needs to make extraordinary efforts to deal with the limits of those who do his bidding for him. Perfection or excellence may not be traits of a politician, but consistency should be. A good read of this came from the Yahoo News interview the Gov had with Matt Bai:

After the viral videos of Christie dressing down constituents and the insults casually tossed around like Frisbees on the shore, it’s apparently gotten hard for Christie’s own aides and allies (some of whom, it seems, aren’t quite as bright as the governor to begin with) to discern where the theatrics leave off and the governance begins.

ronco on January 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Obama hasn’t figured it out yet; why should Christie?
(On the other hand, Mr. Obama, while neither perfect nor excellent, is remarkably consistent in following policies that are trashing the US.)

AesopFan on January 21, 2014 at 10:38 PM