The Wall Street Journal reported last night, “U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s investigation into lane closures at the George Washington Bridge and other alleged abuses at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to wrap up in coming weeks after more than a year.” We have heard other similar reports before but the WSJ tends to speak with authority and care.
The article does not say who if anyone will be indicted but does include information about Chris Christie, David Wildstein, David Samson, Bill Baroni, Bill Stepien, Michael DuHaime, Bridget Kelly and Regina Egea. The article points out, “Any efforts to cover up the bridge matter could translate into obstruction charges if they were substantiated, according to lawyers involved.”
The WSJ adds, “Mr. Christie has assured donors and supporters of his potential White House run that he addressed the bridge scandal after it surfaced and that he has moved past the issue.” A recent example of him trying to do the same is the Exxon Mobile settlement for which his explanations so far have seemed unsatisfactory.