Friday, October 21, 2016

Bridgegate defendants: Kelly/Baroni or Wildstein/Christie?

Bridgegate defendant Bridget Anne Kelly could take the stand today,  Friday, October 21
Ted Sherman and Matt Arco report for The Star-Ledger:

David Wildstein pleaded guilty more than a year ago to orchestrating the Bridgegate scandal.


But for much of the day Thursday, it seemed as if Wildstein was on trial, as defense attorneys for two former Christie administration insiders facing federal charges sought to portray the prosecution's key witness as a political con artist and "dangerous" figure who misled jurors.
At the same time, the testimony offered an inside look at the on-going war over regional interests involving the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, that continued top play out as the scandal at the bridge came to light in the fall of 2013.
And it also revealed the growing realization among top advisers to Gov. Chris Christie that the lane shutdowns might present a political problem, at a time the Republican governor was seeking to mount a campaign for the presidency.
Kelly is expected to be on the stand as early as Friday.
Read the full story here

After the prosecution unsuccessfully tried to exclude his testimony, Port Authority Commissioner Scott Rechler took the stand in the Bridgegate trial, sharing his thoughts on David Wildstein. David Cruz has the video story for NJTV NEWS below.

  

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