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New Jersey / Christie Political Scandal / A Discussion #1058238

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The new documents about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the four-day traffic gridlock in Ft. Lee that was engineered by Christie's office for political retaliation introduced; e-mails from fired staffer Bridget Kelly quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Joe Johns) E-mail evidence about the bridge traffic scandal and an attempt to coverup the political motivation reviewed and a letter from the Ft. Lee mayor Mark Sokolich indicating punitive overtones discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Jeffrey Toobin about the bridge scandal. [TOOBIN - says US attorney Paul Fishman will have to decide whether to give immunity to Kelly and Willstein, who could explain what happened.] [GERGEN - comments on what this could mean for the political future for Christie, but he had handled it pretty well: apologized and fired people and it is unknown how it will impact his presidential ambitions.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Trenton, New Jersey: Erin McPike) Bridget Anne Kelly's political career profiled; her e-mail quoted. ["The Record" political columnist Charles STILE†- doubts she acted as a rogue operative; outlines her role in Christie's administration.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe;
McPike, Erin

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