President Trump welcomes ‘complete and total exoneration’ of former New Jersey Gov. Christie

New York 05/08/20, 03:54

An administrative traffic management dispute ended after a legal battle that lasted for years without finding conclusive evidence of misconduct, the president said. President Donald Trump congratulated former Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) for being unanimously cleared of any wrongdoing regarding the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) alleged "Bridgegate" scandal. After taking several ...

Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down ‘Bridgegate’ appeal

U.S. 05/16/19, 09:00

The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion."Further review is not warranted," the brief filed late Wednesday said. The ...

Ex-Christie aide gets 13-month sentence in bridge scandal

U.S. 04/24/19, 16:20

A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.Bridget Kelly, dabbing her eyes with a tissue at points during the resentencing hearing in federal court in Newark, cried ...

Update: Ex-Christie aide gets 13 months in bridge ploy

U.S. 04/24/19, 15:17

The latest on the resentencing of a former aide to ex-Gov. Chris Christie convicted for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff was resentenced to 13 months for her role in the George Washington ...

Hogan: Trump challenge now ‘doesn’t make any sense at all’

U.S. 03/21/19, 18:43

While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all." Hogan spoke to reporters Thursday with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Hogan friend who is in Maryland for a book ...

Senate backs Trump court nominee over home-state objections

Politics 03/12/19, 17:21

President Donald Trump's nominee for a Philadelphia-based appeals court won Senate confirmation Tuesday, despite opposition from the two senators representing his home state of New Jersey. The Senate voted 54-45 to approve Paul Matey to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, giving the court a majority of Republican appointees. Matey, a ...

After appeal, bridge scandal defendant faces resentencing

U.S. 02/26/19, 01:22

A high-ranking appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is due in court to be resentenced in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.Bill Baroni was an executive of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge. He was convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors ...

2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey’s post-Sandy dune work

U.S. 02/08/19, 15:45

After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state's 127-mile (204-kilometer) shoreline.Despite lawsuits from homeowners throughout the shore seeking to block the project, the state prevailed and much of the work has been done.But two recent ...

Ex-New Jersey gov to states: Fight US control of sports bets

Sports 01/04/19, 17:30

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting.The Republican said Friday at a conference of legislators that states have proven they can handle the job. Christie began a court battle against the ...

Trump political aides shifting over to re-election campaign

Politics 12/07/18, 08:05

White House political director Bill Stepien and deputy Justin Clark are leaving the administration to work on President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.Their plans were confirmed by two people with knowledge of the advisers' thinking who weren't authorized to speak publicly before an official announcement.Stepien oversaw Trump's midterm campaign push, which ...

In New Hampshire, Christie criticizes Pennsylvania officials

U.S. 10/30/18, 22:13

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is criticizing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto for declining to join President Donald Trump on Tuesday as he visited the city where 11 people were killed in Saturday's mass shooting at a synagogue. Christie says Trump's visit was an attempt "to ...

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