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New Jersey / Christie Political Scandal #1059320

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 09, 2014
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(Washington: Brian Williams) Map & scenes shown of the George Washington bridge between New York & New Jersey.

(Ft. Lee, New Jersey: Kelly O'Donnell) The fallout for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie after it was revealed the traffic jam in Ft. Lee was orchestrated as political payback against Mayor Mark Sokolich† reviewed; scenes shown from his news conference and his visit to Ft. Lee; e-mails between fired aide Bridget Anne Kelly† & resigned port official David Wildstein† quoted. [CHRISTIE – apologizes; says he was blindsided; denies he is a bully.] [At hearing, WILDSTEIN – invokes the Fifth Amendment.] [SOKOLICH – asks Christie to delay his visit.]

(Washington: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Ft. Lee, New Jersey: Stephanie Gosk) The impact of the traffic jam on the people who were stuck in it reviewed; footage shown of the mayhem that began on September 9; letter from Ft. Lee EMS coordinator Paul Favia†† to Sokolich about emergency response times quoted; details given about the inquiry into whether federal law was broken. [Several PEOPLE, school superintendent Paul SAXTON†, diner patron Jerry LEBOWITZ‡– comment on the traffic and on Christie.]

(Washington: Brian Williams, Chuck Todd) The future for Christie’s political career discussed.

Williams, Brian;
O'Donnell, Kelly;
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