“We vigorously represent the interests of our city every day and to be the focus of inaccurate claims will not deter us from our goal of making Jersey City the best mid-size city in America,” Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement e-mailed minutes after Christie’s two-hour press conference concluded.
Fulop’s name appears in correspondence between Christie appointees released on Wednesday. Those messages, which include a Christie deputy chief of staff saying “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” and a Christie Port Authority appointee referring to the schoolchildren delayed by lane closures as “the children of Buono voters,” have dramatically escalated suspicions that Fort Lee was intentionally targeted for a traffic nightmare because its mayor declined to endorse Christie for re-election last year.
(State Senator Barbara Buono was Christie’s opponent; she told Salon after the messages became public that Christie was running a “paramilitary operation.”)
In one of the e-mails released Wednesday, reported the Jersey Journal, Christie Appointee David Wildstein is asked about the Port Authority’s answer to alarms raised by Fort Lee’s mayor, and responds, “Radio silence.
His name comes right after Mayor Fulop.” Like Fort Lee’s Mayor Mark Sokolich, Jersey City’s Fulop did not endorse Christie’s re-election. The Journal reported that Mayor Fulop responded to an inquiry by texting a reporter that Wildstein’s e-mail suggests he is “Enemy Number 1.”
as eloquent and presumably sincere as Christie's press conference was it was more about him being victimized by his staff and trying to get the sympathy vote then actually addressing the issue.
his claim about not knowing till the previous morning which would have bee 1/8/14 it happened in Sept. 2013 that in itself suggest he either delegated his responsibilities to other subordinates or he's lying like a rug.