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MSNBC Panel Discusses Christie’s ‘Fix’ to ‘Bridge-Gate’ Scandal - Pt. 1



Andrea Mitchell Reports

Name: Andrea Mitchell Reports


Andrea Mitchell

Name: Andrea Mitchell

Employment: NBC News

Position: Anchor

, Steve Kornacki

Name: Steve Kornacki

Employment: MSNBC

Position: Host

, Mark Halperin

Name: Mark Halperin

Employment: Bloomberg Politics

Position: Co-Managing Editor

, Chris Cillizza

Name: Chris Cillizza

Employment: CNN

Position: Politics Reporter

, Kelly O’Donnell

Name: Kelly O’Donnell

Employment: NBC

Position: Correspondent, anchor

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01/09/2014 08:57 pm
JBDiaz (staff)
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Christie knew and in ░░░░░░░░ the planning or complet ░░░░░░░░ by this situation my ░░░░░░░░ comes somewhere in the ░░░░░░░░ Chris Christie is a ░░░░░░░░ guy with all of ░░░░░░░░ reporting and questions being ░░░░░░░░ by the press it ░░░░░░░░ likely to me he ░░░░░░░░ put two and two ░░░░░░░░ at some point a ░░░░░░░░ time ago the issue ░░░░░░░░ this the issue of ░░░░░░░░ in terms of state ░░░░░░░░ that has been carrying ░░░░░░░░ story along it s ░░░░░░░░ reason you re showing ░░░░░░░░ wildstein before the state ░░░░░░░░ assembly subpoenas the power ░░░░░░░░ this committee has been ░░░░░░░░ subpoena to get somebody ░░░░░░░░ Dave wildsteen was due ░░░░░░░░ expire next Tuesday at ░░░░░░░░ end of the legislative ░░░░░░░░ the incoming assembly speaker ░░░░░░░░ you have to understand ░░░░░░░░ intri catcies of politics ░░░░░░░░ but the speaker is ░░░░░░░░ because of this coalition ░░░░░░░░ pro Chris Christie Democrats ░░░░░░░░ Chris Christie until yesterday ░░░░░░░░ was not expected to ░░░░░░░░ the subpoena power of ░░░░░░░░ state assembly this is ░░░░░░░░ guess me just spitballing ░░░░░░░░ but a plausible scenario ░░░░░░░░ he put two and ░░░░░░░░ together didn t want ░░░░░░░░ ask questions and didn ░░░░░░░░ ask questions and hoped ░░░░░░░░ could get to next ░░░░░░░░ when the state session ░░░░░░░░ expire and subpoena power ░░░░░░░░ expire and almost got ░░░░░░░░ if this story had ░░░░░░░░ come out yesterday and ░░░░░░░░ been directly linked to ░░░░░░░░ governor s office we ░░░░░░░░ t be having the ░░░░░░░░ we re having right ░░░░░░░░ now as it stands ░░░░░░░░ new assembly speaker made ░░░░░░░░ clear yesterday he intends ░░░░░░░░ extend that power and ░░░░░░░░ it s getting so ░░░░░░░░ bigger because of what ░░░░░░░░ out yesterday you have ░░░░░░░░ for the U S ░░░░░░░░ s a whole back ░░░░░░░░ calls for the U ░░░░░░░░ attorney to step in ░░░░░░░░ investigate and indications that ░░░░░░░░ might be looking at ░░░░░░░░ that you have the ░░░░░░░░ with the U S ░░░░░░░░ with Jay Rockefeller and ░░░░░░░░ committee and now a ░░░░░░░░ slew of things are ░░░░░░░░ in motion that weren ░░░░░░░░ yesterday because of the ░░░░░░░░ yesterday mark halperin you ░░░░░░░░ a lot of time ░░░░░░░░ Chris Christie in preparing ░░░░░░░░ double down and your ░░░░░░░░ book let s talk ░░░░░░░░ Chris Christie as a ░░░░░░░░ political figure how damaged ░░░░░░░░ he or how propelled ░░░░░░░░ he by the way ░░░░░░░░ handled this today just ░░░░░░░░ the point of view ░░░░░░░░ politics of 2016 and ░░░░░░░░ he did today he ░░░░░░░░ himself just on that ░░░░░░░░ quite a bit because ░░░░░░░░ were a little uneasy ░░░░░░░░ donors and Republicans around ░░░░░░░░ country and Washington because ░░░░░░░░ didn t come out ░░░░░░░░ speak to the camera ░░░░░░░░ came out today didn ░░░░░░░░ make the ferraro two ░░░░░░░░ mark but spoke for ░░░░░░░░ long time and took ░░░░░░░░ of questions there s ░░░░░░░░ investigating to go on ░░░░░░░░ he knew anything about ░░░░░░░░ he s dead politically ░░░░░░░░ just nationally but the ░░░░░░░░ unanswered questions for most ░░░░░░░░ involved how could this ░░░░░░░░ happened with just this ░░░░░░░░ group how could more ░░░░░░░░ not have been involved ░░░░░░░░ a political point of ░░░░░░░░ governor Christie performed in ░░░░░░░░ way very few people ░░░░░░░░ wasn t flawless but ░░░░░░░░ people that he s ░░░░░░░░ afraid of this and ░░░░░░░░ s dug in now ░░░░░░░░ there are if there ░░░░░░░░ no new information just ░░░░░░░░ fact that he his ░░░░░░░░ and rogue people on ░░░░░░░░ staff the fact that ░░░░░░░░ he was not did ░░░░░░░░ seem to be in ░░░░░░░░ December press conference taking ░░░░░░░░ of this very seriously ░░░░░░░░ of that would be ░░░░░░░░ politically and he would ░░░░░░░░ his business and continue ░░░░░░░░ build he s lost ░░░░░░░░ couple at least one ░░░░░░░░ who would have been ░░░░░░░░ key part of a ░░░░░░░░ campaign if there s ░░░░░░░░ new facts today was ░░░░░░░░ beginning of putting this ░░░░░░░░ rest there s so ░░░░░░░░ investigating to come and ░░░░░░░░ Republicans breathing a little ░░░░░░░░ of relief still wonder ░░░░░░░░ ones who know this ░░░░░░░░ how could it be ░░░░░░░░ deputy chief of staff ░░░░░░░░ do this without telling ░░░░░░░░ and lie to him ░░░░░░░░ no one else on ░░░░░░░░ in advance of the ░░░░░░░░ conference and the fact ░░░░░░░░ the e mails were ░░░░░░░░ over to the Democrats ░░░░░░░░ the committee and still ░░░░░░░░ t telling anybody else ░░░░░░░░ had done this that ░░░░░░░░ for a lot of ░░░░░░░░ there s missing elements ░░░░░░░░ may not involve governor ░░░░░░░░ but it begs a ░░░░░░░░ of questions for people ░░░░░░░░ cillizza joining ugs ass ░░░░░░░░ well was this the ░░░░░░░░ for Chris Christie or ░░░░░░░░ have he a lot ░░░░░░░░ questions to answer after ░░░░░░░░ two hourds to echo ░░░░░░░░ the most interesting thing ░░░░░░░░ wiggle room if anything ░░░░░░░░ comes out in any ░░░░░░░░ shape or form disputes ░░░░░░░░ didn t know anything ░░░░░░░░ had nothing to do ░░░░░░░░ this and then learned ░░░░░░░░ it at 10 of ░░░░░░░░ 00 on Wednesday morning ░░░░░░░░ if nothing else comes ░░░░░░░░ beyond that it is ░░░░░░░░ a bump in the ░░░░░░░░ Chris Christie would rather ░░░░░░░░ have this on the ░░░░░░░░ to the presidential candidacy ░░░░░░░░ least it s survivable ░░░░░░░░ anything that comes out ░░░░░░░░ disputes that narrative to ░░░░░░░░ that s probably it ░░░░░░░░ him he s making ░░░░░░░░ big gamble and he ░░░░░░░░ he is on the ░░░░░░░░ side of this thing ░░░░░░░░ he s willing to ░░░░░░░░ the hit that comes ░░░░░░░░ how could you possibly ░░░░░░░░ so out of the ░░░░░░░░ because that hit is ░░░░░░░░ lot less bad politically ░░░░░░░░ the you knew about ░░░░░░░░ and you didn t ░░░░░░░░ anything kelly o donnell ░░░░░░░░ in trenton and had ░░░░░░░░ front row seat kelly ░░░░░░░░ want to play the ░░░░░░░░ to you to your ░░░░░░░░ there you are on ░░░░░░░░ i thought you were ░░░░░░░░ on your way to ░░░░░░░░ Lee tell me about ░░░░░░░░ response after his response ░░░░░░░░ s play it i ░░░░░░░░ passionately about issues and ░░░░░░░░ don t hide my ░░░░░░░░ from people i am ░░░░░░░░ a focus group tested ░░░░░░░░ candidate or governor now ░░░░░░░░ has always made some ░░░░░░░░ as you know uneasy ░░░░░░░░ am who i am ░░░░░░░░ i m not a ░░░░░░░░ in this instance the ░░░░░░░░ ugsed and conduct displayed ░░░░░░░░ those e mails unacceptable ░░░░░░░░ me i will not ░░░░░░░░ it the best i ░░░░░░░░ do when i see ░░░░░░░░ like that to end ░░░░░░░░ that won t satisfy ░░░░░░░░ but i m not ░░░░░░░░ the business of satisfying ░░░░░░░░ kelly o i m ░░░░░░░░ a bully will go ░░░░░░░░ politics ain t bean ░░░░░░░░ tell me about being ░░░░░░░░ the room and how ░░░░░░░░ all felt reporter it ░░░░░░░░ an intense nearly two ░░░░░░░░ there were about 20 ░░░░░░░░ in the room an ░░░░░░░░ number and there was ░░░░░░░░ real sense of this ░░░░░░░░ a political moment that ░░░░░░░░ absolutely make or break ░░░░░░░░ the long term future ░░░░░░░░ has a job to ░░░░░░░░ and a lot of ░░░░░░░░ issues ss for the ░░░░░░░░ of emergency New Jersey ░░░░░░░░ had to convey some ░░░░░░░░ of apology that the ░░░░░░░░ would determine whether or ░░░░░░░░ it was sufficient to ░░░░░░░░ for thinks judgment in ░░░░░░░░ these people in positions ░░░░░░░░ authority to speak to ░░░░░░░░ fact that this was ░░░░░░░░ according to these e ░░░░░░░░ and pretty much acknowledged ░░░░░░░░ displayed a level of ░░░░░░░░ vendetta that people suspected ░░░░░░░░ the Christie operation and ░░░░░░░░ s why i asked ░░░░░░░░ are you a political ░░░░░░░░ that has been the ░░░░░░░░ when a scandal breaks ░░░░░░░░ it reinforces what people ░░░░░░░░ believe about a figure ░░░░░░░░ s ...
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