S.A.: Well, as I am watching this progress, when you're talking about Bridgegate, you know where supposedly one of his underlings shut down the George Washington Bridge going down into New York, I wasn't so interested in that, but what happened in the last twenty four hours is, the Hoboken Mayor said that the Christie Administration through a Lieutenant Governor, as well as other aides of Christie have withheld Sandy funds because the Mayor of Hoboken will not approve a development in Hoboken connected to Christie.
Now that's a very important thing, that's exactly what happened with Blagojevich. For years here in Chicago and in Illinois, there were accusations being thrown about down in Springfield, in the capital, about Blagojevich doing certain things in a corrupt pattern. That he was connecting campaign funds with contracts.
And it didn't really go anywhere for the first term that he had and it really didn't go anywhere in the second term until there were accusations made about the senate seat and that's what brought the Feds in and that's what made them truly start looking at all of these things and started to investigate it.
Now Chris Christie, that's happening here. As the Bridgegate comes out, which I don't think they're going to find too much of a criminal activity, certainly it doesn't look good, but as far as the law is concerned I don't care about that. But the criminality of it is something that the Feds are going to focus on and what they're going to do is try to use Bridgegate here.
Go in there and ask those questions and then use the grand jury to get at other areas where there might be a pay-to-play politics, where there might be one for the other where you might have a quid pro quo and if the Hoboken Mayor is correct or truthful that the Lieutenant Governor connected campaign funds with another project and the Christie administration is involved in that, that is certainly something that the Feds are going to be interested in and certainly something that looks like a quid pro quo so it's going to develop into much more than just this bridge incident.
R.K.: What about the criminality of Bridgegate?
S.A.: Well the truth of the matter is there are so many laws on the books that you can get anybody for anything if you want to. Now what is very very concerning here is when it comes to, and I have to link these two because of the players involved here, one of the port authority, I guess aides or port authority persons for lack of a better term, involved here is an individual who also is involved with a law firm that was being used to lobby on behalf of the Rockefeller Group.
Now the Rockefeller Group is trying to develop in Hoboken and he and his firm were out there lobbying for that group. Now what's going to be very interesting here is how the Feds use Bridgegate. Do they come at this individual and say listen, we know that there's probably no criminal activity here on Bridgegate, that there certainly things that were wrong, certainly things that shouldn't have been done this way, certainly the people of New Jersey and the people of New York shouldn't be held hostage to vendettas, but we're really interested over here, what can you tell me on Christie's involvement on Bridegate? And then slowly move them in to the withholding of the Sandy Hurricane funds.