It has been announced that David Wildstein of Bridgegate Fame is set to plead guilty today in a supposed plea deal.
From Bloomberg Business:
David Wildstein, a former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is set to plead guilty, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, suggesting he may be cooperating with prosecutors probing traffic jams he ordered near the George Washington Bridge.Crain's New York
Wildstein is scheduled to appear as early as Friday in federal court in Newark, where grand jurors heard testimony in secret for months about gridlock over four mornings in Fort Lee, New Jersey, according to the person, who requested anonymity because the matter isn’t public. The plea was originally scheduled for Thursday, the person said. The specific charges were unclear.
Christie denies knowledge of a plot to close two of the three local-access lanes to the world’s busiest bridge, which is run by the Port Authority. If Wildstein pleads guilty and cooperates with prosecutors, he could give them an inside view of how the plot unfolded.
also reported this story. Christie's reaction? :
Speaking to reporters Wednesday in New Brunswick, Mr. Christie reiterated what he said at a news conference Jan. 9, 2014, when he said he had no advance knowledge of the lane closures.So, is this the moment we have all been waiting for? The time when we can all say in chorus "DING, DONG, ....."
"I don't expect that anything's going to be different than what I said on Jan. 9," Mr. Christie said. "But I can't speculate as to what may happen or not happen. We'll see. Whenever anything does occur, we'll react to it. But I know what the truth is, so I'm not the least bit concerned about it."
Daniel Richman, a Columbia University law professor and former federal prosecutor, said if Mr. Wildstein pleads guilty, he is likely to help the government.
However, after hearing Christie proclaim and repeatedly proclaim that "But I know what the truth is, so I'm not the least bit concerned about it," you know what folks? I really believe him. And why, after all this time do I say that?
Because all narcissists only see the world as it serves them; other people's needs DO NOT EXIST. And all sociopaths in a like way, end up believing their own bs. This is entitlement on steroids.
So, there is no doubt in my mind that Christie does hold a version of the truth that he has twisted to suit himself. A version of the truth where 'might makes right.'
Well, this will be the beginning of the long awaited FALL OF THE HOUSE OF CARDS OF CHRISTIE....
Couldn't have happened to a nicer and more deserving guy.
(I couldn't find anyone else writing about this; if it has, let me know and I will take it down.)