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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:44 PM

Former Christie aide sentenced to 13 months in Bridgegate case

Source: Politico

NEWARK ó Bridget Anne Kelly, a onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison and one year of supervised release for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

The bizarre political stunt, which became known as Bridgegate, was designed to help the Republican governorís career but ended up halting his march toward the White House.

Kelly, a single mother of four who spent most of her career as a low-level political operative before reaching the governorís office, was convicted in 2016 after a dramatic six-week trial in federal court.

The resentencing on Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Wigenton came more than two years after Kelly was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Kelly and her co-defendant, former Christie ally Bill Baroni, were since able to convince a federal appeals court to toss some of the convictions against them, opening the window for the shorter stint in prison.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2019/04/24/former-christie-aide-sentenced-to-13-months-in-bridgegate-case-987943

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:08 PM

1. So she's going to keep appealing? Who's bankrolling that?

I don't recall that she has a lot of money. Who's paying her lawyers, do you know?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:31 PM

2. "Kelly, a single mother of four who spent most of her career as a low-level political operative"

Don't you have any empathy for this poor lady trying to make ends meet?

Over the lives and inconvenience of thousands of other's lives?

There is a part of the brain (frontal cortex) which is supposed to kick in to mitigate these coarse actions. It doesn't seem to be very active in many repuglicons.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. Why do the bosses never have to pay a price?

This is ridiculous. Your boss wants you to do something illegal. Do it or lose your job. You do it. Then you are caught and convicted. How is the boss not also convicted? This makes zero sense to me. Obviously the employee did it BECAUSE the boss wanted it done.

I want a new rule. If you are indicted for anything you do at work, your boss is also indicted, and no penalty should ever be assessed unless it is equally assessed to the boss. In fact, the penalty should be far worse for the boss, but that's another day

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Response to lettucebe (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:36 PM

4. Every time christie shows up on the teevee

getting the star treatment, I want the host/interviewer to be sure to ask him how he feels walking around free while his minions do time.

And, whether he was ignorant or in on the stunt--if the former, he was incompetent; if the latter, he should be doing time alongside his underlings.

Just another case of Republican Rehab, the bad kind--enabling these criminals by allowing them to rehabilitate their images after they leave office.


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Response to not fooled (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:45 AM

5. He knew. Dozens of mayors, politicians and press were trying to contact Christie when it happened!

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It was all over the radio, including NJ1015.com, which he listened to daily and joined weekly.

After the 20th time questioned, he would have stopped it if he weren't in on it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 12:51 AM

7. Ironic that the first six letters of her name spell Bridge

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:11 AM

8. I saw Rachel interview her last night. I have no sympathy for her at all, none. n/t

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Response to Raven (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 11:55 AM

9. Me Too! Kelly playing the victim on Rachel's show was nauseous....

The only thing she regrets is getting caught for sending those emails.

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