A redacted transcript of a damning set of text messages between former staffers working for Governor Chris Christie was unsealed on Wednesday. In one exchange, from December 13, 2013, the pair discuss a press conference the governor was giving about the still-developing George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal. “Are you listening?” Christina Renna, who worked in part of the governor’s office focused on his re-election campaign, wrote. “He just flat out lied about senior staff and [campaign manager Bill] Stepien not being involved.”
Late Wednesday night, The New York Times published a tentative schedule for speakers at next week’s Republican National Convention that included former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, UFC President Dana White, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, Donald Trump’s wife Melania and all of his adult children.
According to Bloomberg, Donald Trump doesn’t plan to announce his vice presidential pick until Friday, but the presumptive Republican nominee strongly hinted that both Jason Bourne and John Wick are in the running on Tuesday, telling The Wall Street Journal he’s looking for a “fighter skilled in hand-to-hand combat.”
For two-and-a-half years, New Jersey governor Chris Christie has maintained that he provided federal investigators looking into the 2013 George Washington lane closures with complete access to both his personal and government email accounts. According to WNYC, however, new court filings show that this was not actually the case, supporting earlier allegations from two defendants indicted in the scheme that Christie’s lawyers destroyed and withheld evidence.
Lawyers representing the defendants accused of shutting down a bridge as part of an elaborate revenge scheme say Chris Christie—Donald Trump’s unpaid intern and the technical governor of New Jersey—destroyed evidence, including a cell phone, text messages and emails, that connected him to the crime.
Of all the 5,500 words in The New Yorker’s recent exploration into the GOP’s struggle to accept Donald Trump, two sentences stand out as particularly devastating. Specifically, the sentences in which we learn the true depths of Chris Christie’s new living hell as an unpaid McDonald’s delivery intern for Mr. Donald Trump.