Drain the Swamp: Trump banishes Chris Christie from inner circle

The good news just keeps coming.

Chris Christie  celebrity softball game for charity at Yankee Stadium June 4, 2015

I don’t like NJ governor Chris Christie.

Remember his speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention, the one that supposedly was Christie’s endorsement of Mitt Romney? The self-serving Christie made his speech mostly all about Christie.

Remember Christie’s Bridgegate?

From September 9 through September 13, 2013, two of the three traffic lanes in Fort Lee, NJ, leading to the George Washington Bridge and New York City were closed on orders from the Christie administration appointee. The lane closures in the morning rush hour resulted in massive traffic back-ups on the local streets for five days. It is believed that the lane closure was Christie exacting payback against Fort Lee mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat, for not supporting Christie in the 2013 gubernatorial election.

On November 4, 2016, a federal jury convicted former high-ranking Chris Christie government officials Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly on all counts for their involvement in Bridgegate. Baroni and Kelly may be sentenced to more than 20 years in jail.

Admittedly, when Trump was shunned by GOP elites, Christie was one of the few who endorsed Trump. Pricing loyalty, Trump made Christie part of his inner circle of advisers and thanked him publicly in Trump’s victory speech, along with other bigwigs — former NY governor, mayor and attorney general Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Ben Carson, Gen. Mike Flynn, and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

Trump does not forget his friends. Already, it is announced that Priebus will be Trump’s White House Chief of Staff, while the rumor is that Giuliani will be U.S. Attorney General and head of the DOJ — which is good news for those of us who want to see justice served with “lock her up”.

But Chris Christie is banished.

Isabel Vincent and Aaron Short report for the New York Post, Nov. 13, 2016:

President-elect Donald Trump is so disgusted with Chris Christie’s handling of the Bridgegate scandal that he’s kicking the New Jersey governor out of his inner circle, The Post has learned.

Trump thought it was shameful that Christie didn’t take the fall for [convicted aide] Bridget Kelly,” said a source close to the transition team. “Trump is really angry that Christie is sending a soccer mom to jail. He believes 100 percent that Christie was behind it all.” […]

Kelly [had] testified that Christie knew of the shutdown of several lanes of traffic, a charge Christie has repeatedly denied.

The former aides could face more than 20 years in jail.

Trump really doesn’t like it when married women with kids get hurt in politics,” said the source. “Trump was pretty disgusted with Christie.”

Christie’s failure to take responsibility for Bridgegate was the final straw in an already eroding relationship, said a second source, who is close to the Trump campaign.

“She was a factor in the decision because Trump didn’t like seeing her crying,” the source said.

When Christie again denied all responsibility for Bridgegate in an interview with Charlie Rose on Monday, Trump’s frustration grew, the source said.

Tensions had been building for weeks between the two men, with some Trump insiders questioning Christie’s loyalty in the last month of the campaign, when it looked like Trump would lose.

Christie canceled appearances on Sunday shows after the Access Hollywood video of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women was leaked on Oct. 7, the source said. He also failed to attend the second debate, and canceled campaigning with Trump in the last weekend of the race, the source said.

Christie was formally pushed aside Friday as chair of Trump’s transition team and the job given to Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Tech billionaire and loyal Trump supporter Peter Thiel, also added to the team Friday, will have a leadership role, the first source told The Post. Christie retains a token title of vice chair but no real role going forward, sources said.

Christie will now likely focus on what job he can get for himself in a new Trump administration. But a third source said the Trump team views him as virtually “unconfirmable” for a Cabinet-level post.

“They want to drain the swamp, and having Christie there is just plugging it up,” the source said. “He was tolerated in the past because he was viewed as a kind of nice Tony Soprano. But now that Trump is the president-elect those days are over.”

Some close to Trump regarded the New Jersey governor as “a stupid thug who really needed to go,” the transition-team source told The Post.

But Christie said in a statement Friday: “I am proud to have run the pre-election phase of the transition team along with a thoroughly professional and dedicated team of people. I want to thank President-elect Trump for the opportunity to continue to help lead in this next phase.”

Good call, Donald Trump!

Please keep draining the swamp!

~Eowyn

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20 responses to “Drain the Swamp: Trump banishes Chris Christie from inner circle

  1. it’s about time. christie was an o’bama lapdog
    Now get rid of giuliani (covered up 911), paul ryan (major RINO), and newt (globalist war monger)

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    • I heard on the Herman Cain show this morning that he’s considering Giuliani for atty. gen . and Newt for Sec. of State . So much for draining the swamp , if true ! ………( between the 10 a and 11 a hour )e.s.t.

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  2. Christie also prevented surveillance of mosques in NJ despite the fact that the ‘blind sheik’s’ mosque was in Jersey City. Was Christie receiving campaign contributions from muslims??

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  3. He isn’t draining the swamp. He knew about bridge gate before Christie was in the inner circle. This is punishment for disloyalty. How many lies can his supporters swallow?

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  4. Book christie a room next to the clintons. Giuliani needs to be AG long enough to put them all behind bars. Newt needs to retire from public life go home and go fishing. Paul Ryan. Didn’t support Mr. Trump then. Now that Mr. Trump is POTUS Elect he’s changed his tune. Mr. Trump needs to do everything in his power to make Ryan go away. He’s a worm. And so it should be for all those rino’s that refused to support Mr. Trump. All of a sudden they’re bellying up to the bar. The bouncers need to throw the bums out. They must think Mr. Trump is a chump. Why would he even consider giving the people who disrespected him so, anything to do. They can’t be trusted. Mr. Trump might have been born at night but it wasn’t last night!

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    • YouKnowWho . . . I could not agree more! Thankfully Trump has his own ideas, and is strong enough to run with them.

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    • Good post! Good comment!
      Christie was pretty good about backing Trump when he saw there was no way for him to win. That bought some credibility and forgiveness for being Obama’s Huggy Bear, but not much. I do kinda disagree with the “Cell next to the Clintons”, he is minor weasel compared to the “Bull Gators” of the Clinton’s and their pack. I totally agree with the rest.
      We need a real Bulldog for the head DoJ prosecutor, Solicitor General, like Trey Gowdy, or maybe Jeanine Pirro, but her skills may have become rusty with her TV fame. Old BusTED committed Constitutionalist Suicide with his Presidential run, and his CFR/Goldman wifey is major baggage, but I expect some of his loyalists will be clammering about his record as a litigator but he can’t be trusted. We need a decision on “natural born Citizen” that matches the old “Law of Nations” definition like the Founders intended.

      I must be a “weightist”: Never trust a skinny cook or an obese Politician.

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  5. Any guy who eats 5 POUNDS of M&M’s at a ball game can’t have good cerebral (or physical) function. That picture is pretty bad…ha ha ha! He’s just a dumb loud mouth. No wonder NJ elected him. What a clod.

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  6. I am no friend of Chris Christie, either, but this is what I heard on the news when the Bridgegate scandal happened. An ambulance with a heart attack victim (a female) was not able to get through the traffic on time because of the congestion, and as a result of that, the heart attack victim died before the ambulance could get to the hospital. The possibility of a manslaughter charge was mentioned in a news report for whoever was responsible.
    The George Washington Bridge is operated and maintained by the Port Authority of NY & NJ, as are the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels (as well as the three major NYC area airports). The Port Authority has played games with the traffic access to all three Hudson River crossings, like shunting the Holland Tunnel down to one lane at 11:00 p.m., closing certain Lincoln Tunnel approaches, and the like. There has not been a single complaint re.: this, and it adds as much as 45 minutes to the commute, and it’s been going on for years. So although Christie bears responsibility as administrator for what happened, no one has (so it seems) expressed any outrage for the Port Authority’s Simon-Says games with the other River crossings.

    This necessarily requires mention of New York City’s Vision Zero program, whereby the speed limit was lowered to 25 mph, and all traffic lights were deliberately thrown out of sync to slow traffic down. Mayor Bloomberg started this, and Mayor Deblasio continued it. They both announced that pedestrian and bicyclist safety motivated their use of the program. What was not mentioned was that New York signed onto a plank of the Agenda 21 platform, which will require major cities throughout the world to virtually eliminate the use of motor vehicles by 2030. Because of the painfully slow traffic—which has cut into cab driver profits because of time—ambulances on the City streets cannot get to the patients or the hospitals on time. Again, no word on any patients who have died because of this action.

    I understand President-Elect Trump’s concern and anger over this; It’s not only about making a mother cry and seeing a soccer mom go to jail; It’s also about an elected official dodging the consequences of his actions or inactions. (But isn’t that always the case in politics?) But I am worried about Mr. Trump’s recent political appointments. Yes, Rudy Giuliani is a neo-con, but he is a team player who will do what he’s told. I think he would be the better Attorney General, with Trey Gowdy (perhaps) working under his direction. But I am, frankly, ALARMED by Mr. Trump’s appointment of Riense Priebus as Chief-of-Staff, given his ties and allegiance to the Bush Cabal. Mr. Trump has the responsibility to unify the Party, to be sure, but he has the responsibility to publicly send the signal to cut the ties to the Bush Cabal (even if the general public doesn’t get it, which I’m sure most of it won’t). And if Mr. Trump is concerned about loosening up the regulations that stifle business, he will go after the Vision Zero program which, in addition to being bad for business (not only cab drivers and truckers) also retards and interferes with the general public’s freedom of movement and emergency vehicles from serving the public. I’m no fan of New Jersey’s “Michelin Man” Governor, but what’s good for the goose is good for the gander!

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    • That is worrisome (but not surprising) that NYC has signed onto the NWO agenda 21 plan.
      Michelin man, LOL! Love it!
      More like the Stay Puft marshmallow man, hee hee!

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    • I’m also nervous about “Rinse Pubis”, but he did a good job for Trump on the campaign. After he got his head screwed on straight.
      Trump is loyal to his troops.
      Also I don’t think he is really up to speed on the NWO, CFR, Agenda 21, & all the other Globalist unlawful crap going on that we “in the trenches” have been fighting since Bush 41 & the Clintonistas.
      He will learn the “Awful Truths” soon enough, I think (hope).
      We must give him a chance to catch up.
      But I share all of y’all’s nervousness about some (most) of his picks right now. But Trump is no Dubya, he learns fast and if the RINOs try to load him up with their Neo-Cons, I don’t think it will last long at all.

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  7. I suspected him early on when it was said he has good friends in the local chapters of CAIR. But the time he buddied up to President Obama on the eve of the presidential election was the final straw for me.

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  8. Chris Christie has gradually faded into oblivion over the past few weeks. It is doubtful anyone misses him. My only clear recollection of his influence began with the ruthless thrashing he unloaded on Marco Rubio during a primary debate. That performance established his usefulness, followed by his no-qualms endorsement of Trump after suspending his own bid. Christie’s RNC pitch was juvenile. He has been riding the elevator down ever since.

    I just hope he tracked some of the less obvious issues while in charge of the transition team; specifically identifying political appointees, that for months, have burrowed into influential civil service career positions. Many even bypassed mandatory OPM oversight/approval of their moves. These people are like dormant viruses, moles of the current Administration, who need to be neutralized.

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  9. Gosh, I guess I see things a little different. I was a little bit of a Christie fan until he appointed the Muslim judge. After that, all bets were off. The kissy huggy thing with BO and his speech that was all about him, finished him for me.
    As for Trump, he doesn’t do anything without a reason. I have chosen to put my faith in his brilliant mind. Did he make some choices that won’t garner 100 per cent support, of course, did he do it to expose those for who they really are, probably. He has an agenda and if you aren’t on board 100%, I have no doubt you will be shown the door. Will it be a hard task, you bet. And with all the dems have in mind, we have to unite and support him. Pelosi will take up where slimy Reid left off.
    As for Rudy, say what you want, but he loves America and was America’s mayor. He also has a brilliant mind for legal details and would do what needs to be done. I consider him an asset.
    Newt has a wealth of knowledge and to ignore that would be an error.
    Trump will have to do a triage on much needed choirs. Some will be put on hold and some will take a front seat. We have to be patient. He will choose his battles carefully and which are the best for the country.
    He deserves a chance and has earned it. When the left starts in, and they will, we have to stand behind him and silence them. When the media does their lopsided crap, we have to speak out and refuse to support them.

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  11. Looks like Christi is rockin a bigger camel toe than Kloe Kartrashian. Doesn’t he have a mirror, or “people”?

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  13. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. President-Elect Trump, please keep on draining that swamp, setting aside and identifying narcissists, liars and intolerant leftists.

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