Communist News Network Fails To Retract Second Christie Scandal Story After It Is Proven Bogus

CNN Fails To Retract ‘Exclusive’ On Second Christie Scandal After Their Story Implodes – Daily Caller

On Monday, CNN flooded the airwaves with reports of a second scandal threatening to engulf New Jersey’s Chris Christie, claiming the Republican governor is under federal investigation after evidence surfaced that Hurricane Sandy relief funds were used to purchase a self-promoting advertisement campaign. But according to the federal government, that’s simply not true – and CNN has yet to issue a meaningful correction or retraction.

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The story first broke early Monday morning. “CNN has learned exclusively that a federal investigation will be launched into why money meant for Hurricane Sandy relief was used in a marketing campaign involving Christie’s family,” anchor Kate Bolduan began, before punting it off to CNN’s new investigative reporter, Chris Frates.

Frates alleged that the Christie administration improperly spent $25 million in federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds on a 2013 advertisement campaign to promote tourism in the wake of the storm – even going so far as to spend $2.2 million more on one ad because the agency agreed to feature Christie and his family.

New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone, a longtime rival of Christie, was apparently the network’s big tipster. “After an initial review of the Sandy relief spending,” Frates said, “the office of inspector general at the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] has concluded that there is enough evidence to launch a full-scale investigation, according to Congressman Pallone.”

The network pushed the story hard, revisiting the report in at least fourteen separate segments on Monday alone. But on Tuesday, HUD’s inspector general issued a rare press release directly contradicting CNN’s story.

“The Department granted a waiver to allow the State to use $25 million of its award on a marketing campaign to promote the Jersey Shore and encourage tourism,” the release read. “An audit was initiated in September 2013 to examine whether the State administered its Tourism Marketing Program in accordance with applicable departmental and Federal requirements. This is an audit and not an investigation of the procurement process.” The statement adds that audits of federal expenditures “are something that this office does routinely.”

That means there was never any “initial review of Sandy relief spending,” no “evidence” yet dug up suggesting wrongdoing, and certainly no “full-scale investigation” – a word the federal government uses only to define a probe by law enforcement. Instead, the inspector general’s release suggests a routine accounting review, the likes of which are pursued dozens of times each year by any agency doling out large grants.

So how did CNN respond to these new revelations? The television reports mostly dried up, while a few sentences added to Chris Frates’ written report Tuesday noted that the inspector general released a statement calling the probe an audit, not an investigation.

But the “update” failed to note that the audit is part of a routine inspector general process, that the $25 million diversion for advertising was approved by HUD or that CNN was wrong in its initial claim that the federal government was pursuing a law enforcement investigation against Christie. And on Wednesday Frates pushed boldly onward, writing that the ad agency rejected by Christie was asked if they would feel “comfortable” featuring the governor in their ads and that – unsurprisingly for a New Jersey state initiative – the committee evaluating the ad proposals was made up entirely of Christie officials.

It’s unclear whether Rep. Pallone misrepresented the audit to CNN or if the network misrepresented the congressman’s explanation of the audit. Both CNN officials and Pallone failed to respond to a request for comment.

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U.S. Attorney Probing Christie Has Donated Thousands Of Dollars To… Wait For It… Democrat Politicians

U.S. Attorney Probing Christie Has Donated Thousands To Democrats – Washington Free Beacon

The U.S. attorney in charge of investigating New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R.) bridge controversy has a long history of donating to Democratic organizations and candidates, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records.

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The records show that U.S. attorney Paul J. Fishman, appointed by President Obama in 2009, has given a total of over $12,000 between 2002 and 2008, including $2,300 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2007, and $1,200 to John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004.

CNN reports Fishman’s office has said it is “reviewing” whether Christie’s aides violated any federal laws in authorizing lane closures to the George Washington Bridge.

Below is a list of Fishman’s individual donations from FEC reports, via CNN:

$1000 to Frank Lautenberg for Senate Nov. 4, 2008
$1000 to Jeanne Shaheen for Senate on Sept. 18, 2008
$500 to John Alder for Congress on March 3, 2008
$2,300 to Hillary Clinton for President on June 30, 2007
$500 to Phyllis Busansky for Congress on Sept. 30, 2006
$250 to Democratic National Committee on June 12, 2006
$1000 to Lautenberg NJ Victory Committee on March 23, 2005
$1000 to Lautenberg for Senate on March 23, 2005
$300 to Kerry Victory 2004 on Aug. 6, 2004
$500 to John Kerry for President Inc. on June 23, 2004
$1200 to John Kerry for President Inc. on July 24, 2004
$700 to Women’s Campaign Fund on March 7, 2004
$250 to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Oct. 5, 2004
$500 to John Kerry for President Inc. on June 25, 2003
$1000 to Lautenberg for Senate on November 1, 2002
$250 to Mark Pryor for Senate on October 28, 2002

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Best Damned Governor in America

To any anti-gun weenies who are afraid of guns, and thus deeply aggrieved and offended by real men, AKA Conservative men this is for you. I hope you are so offended you cry yourself to sleep tonight

How many governors would take this picture? Certainly not New Jersey’s Stay Puff Marshmallow Man Yeah, exactly! H/T The Blaze

Best Damn Governor

Chris Christie, a little closer to admitting he is a Democrat every day

Guess who Governor RINO is blaming for a possible government shutdown. Go on, guess

Via Newsmax:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday “responsible Republican leaders” would not allow the government to shut down.

“That, by definition, is a failure. You’ve gotta work it out,” Christie, a Republican, said in a segment set to air Sunday on “CBS This Morning,” Politico reported.

Christie didn’t name any GOP politicians, but his remarks came the day after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished a 21-hour speech on the Senate floor advocating for the defunding of Obamacare. Both he and Cruz are seen as possible GOP contenders in the 2016 presidential race.”I think there’s got to be a solution other than that,” Christie said in the CBS episode, NJ.com reported. “I don’t think we should be doing that.”

“I think it’s always irresponsible if you’re running the government to be advocating for shutting it down,” Christie said.

Of course no Republican actually is advocating for shutting the government down, but Christie is playing politics here. Oh goodie, another politics over principles “Republican”

 

America, where illegal immigrants are treated better than Americans

Apparently enforcing laws on Americans is different than enforcing laws on illegal immigrants now

Two days after winning his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate Cory Booker is already pandering to La Raza. Senor Mayor has decreed that Newark, NJ will no longer detain illegal aliens.

The Newark Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in New Jersey to refuse the federal government’s requests to detain people accused of minor crimes who are suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, according to immigration advocates.

In enacting the policy, Newark becomes the latest city to opt out of the most controversial part of the “Secure Communities” program implemented by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in 2011, which allows the agency to ask local police to hold any suspect for up to 48 hours if their immigration status is called into question.

“Secure Communities” was designed to enhance ICE’s ability to track dangerous criminals who are undocumented immigrants. Under the policy the Department of Homeland Security reviews fingerprints collected by local police during an arrest, which then allows ICE to issue the detainer requests.

So if you’re an American citizen with outstanding parking tickets from East Nowhereville Idaho the Newark PD will run a warrant check and slap on the cuffs.

But if you swam across the Rio Grande and avoided paying taxes for the past 15 years they’ll send you on your way with an apology and a smile.

What is it with Democrats and selective enforcement of laws?

Of course as Chris points out, Steve Lonegan is running against Cory Booker. And surely, Ann Coulter’s favorite Republican, Chris Christie, who just happens to be Governor of New Jersey, will do all he can to help Lonegan win that Senate race right? AH, not so much

Because Christie plans to sit on his handswhile Steve Lonegan battles Cory Booker for Frank Lautenberg’s old Senate seat.

New Jersey governor’s allies say he will offer an endorsement, but no campaign appearances or fundraising help.

An endorsement to whom?

Please tell me he isn’t going to endorse Booker. Please?

Don’t hold your breath Wysocki.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finds himself in an awkward situation as he mulls whether to offer any support to his party’s tea-party Republican Senate nominee, Steve Lonegan, against his Democratic friend and off-and-on political ally, Cory Booker.

Lonegan, who cruised to victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary, has a frosty relationship with Christie, dating back to his primary challenge to the governor in the 2009 campaign. Just this week, Lonegan earned a public scolding from Christie for his campaign’s racially tinged tweet attacking Booker. “This is a governor who calls it like he sees it,” said a source close to Christie. “When Steve Lonegan says something and reporters want the governor’s reaction, he’ll tell people what he thinks.”

Chris Christie, closer to saying “the Republican Party left me” every day.

George Soros loves him some Chris Christie

Christie giving the obligatory “The GOP left me” speech just got a tad closer

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is cashing in donations from top Democratic fundraisers and other traditionally liberal donors across the country, even nabbing the support of a handful of rainmakers aligned with President Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Star-Ledger review of state and federal records shows.

The checks are flying into the Republican governor’s war chest from all sorts of unlikely places — the hedge fund run by liberal billionaire George Soros, for example, and the politically progressive halls of the University of California, Berkeley.

 

 

Chris Christie and Obama sittin’ in a tree….

The Bromance continues between the Governor of Joisey, and President Obama, and Chris Wysocki is not pleased with Christie sitting next to the National dietician 

 

snagging the coveted seat next to Michelle Obama at this weekend’s Governor’s Ball.

Gov. Chris Christie and President Obama have been in “an extended hugfest” since their bipartisan showing during Hurricane Sandy, reports The Atlantic Wire.

Perhaps that’s the reason Christie scored a coveted seat to the right of Michelle Obama at the Governor’s Ball on Sunday night?

Gag me with a spoon.

Exit question, how much advice will Michelle Obama give Christie about eating his vegetables?