Esquire reports* that some of Chris Christie’s people will be indicted as soon as next month for Bridgegate — his Port Authority appointees, David Samson, Bill Baroni, and David Wildstein as well as his former chief counsel, Charlie McKenna.
“Don’t underestimate what Wildstein has on Christie. And Wildstein and Baroni have both turned on Samson. If Samson doesn’t give Fishman Christie, Samson is toast.
“They’ve got him cold. He got sloppy, arrogant, and greedy. Samson will want a deal. This way, he’d get one or two years. He’d have a future on the other side. He won’t want to die in jail. [Samson is 74.]
“But Fishman is really focused on Christie. Ultimately, he believes he’ll get to the governor.”
* “Exclusive: Prosecutor Is Closing In on Gov. Christie,” Scott Raab and Lisa Brennan
Washington super-lawyer Plato Cacheris is representing Edward Snowden in talks with the Justice Department, seeking a plea deal that would let Snowden come home. If anyone can get Snowden a decent deal, it’s Plato.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) on the internal General Motors investigation. The report found no top management personnel at fault and no deliberate cover-up of the ignition switch defect that caused deaths and injuries for over a decade.
Hothead congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) has been indicted on federal charges of tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, perjury, and hiring undocumented workers in connection with a restaurant he used to own in NYC called Healthalicious. Grimm used to be an FBI agent, so at some point he switched sides, perhaps after noticing how much more money there was in being a bad guy.
House leadership is meeting to figure out what to do with him. May I suggest they throw him off the f***ing balcony? Better yet, they could invite reporter Michael Scotto to execute the toss.
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro. … I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Anybody surprised by this? What say you now, Dean Heller and Sean Hannity, and all you morons defending your fellow moron? I especially love that “family life” part. Oh, yes, family life on the ole plantation. Getting raped by the master, having your husband and children sold to other masters so you never saw them again. Good times…