The Closer

  • Aired:  02/03/14
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An ex-Port Authority official claims his high school non-acquaintance Chris Christie knew the truth behind the George Washington Bridge closure. (5:39)

JUST BECAUSE THE MAYOR IS HEREDOESN'T MEAN IT WILL BE A LOCAL

ISSUES SHOW.

OBVIOUSLY IT'S A NATIONALPLATFORM HERE.

WE'RE ALSO GOING TO TALK ABOUTNEW JERSEY.

[LAUGHTER]REMEMBER WHEN THAT GUY SAID THAT

THING ABOUT THE TRAFFIC JAM?

FORT LEE WITH THE -- REMEMBER?

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAYEXCEPT TO TELL THEM THAT I HAD

NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS, OF THEPLANNING, EXECUTION OR ANYTHING

ABOUT IT AND THAT I FIRST FOUNDOUT ABOUT IT AFTER IT WAS OVER.

AND EVEN THEN WHAT I WAS TOLDWAS THAT IT WAS A TRAFFIC STUDY.

>> Jon: AND EVEN THEN I DIDN'THEAR IT BECAUSE I WAS WEARING

HEADPHONES AND EVEN THEN IWOULDN'T HAVE BELIEVED IT

BECAUSE I WAS SURE THAT EVERYONEWAS WHISPERING ABOUT A SURPRISE

PARTY FOR ME TO CELEBRATE MYPREMEDITATED AND VINDICTIVE

CLOSING OF THE -- OH WHAT HAVE ADONE?

[LAUGHTER]THAT'S GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE

OF NEW JERSEY BASICALLYPLACING -- YOU LIKE THAT?

-- BASICALLY PLACING HIS ENTIREPOLITICAL FUTURE ON THE

UNEQUIVOCAL STATEMENT THAT HEKNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE FORT LEE

GW BRIDGE TRAFFIC CLOSURES.

>> EXPLOSIVE NEW ALLEGATIONS INTHE BRIDGEGATE SCANDAL.

DAVID WILDSTEIN SAYS CHRISTIEKNEW ABOUT THE CLOSURES AS THEY

WERE HAPPENING.

>> Jon: OH, THIS (bleep)JUST GOT REAL.

[ LAUGHTER ]IN THAT THEY WERE REAL BUT -- I

MEAN IT'S NOT -- THEY DIDN'T GETMORE REAL.

IT'S JUST NEW ALLEG--

WHO IS THIS WILDSTEIN GUY ANDWHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE HIM?

>> DAVID WILDSTEIN WASCHRISTIE'S PORT AUTHORITYAPPOINTEE.

>> THEY COME FROM THE SAME TOWN.

BOTH ATTENDED THE SAME HIGHSCHOOL.

"THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" HASPHOTOS OF THEM CHUMMING IT UP.

>> Jon: CHUMMING IT UP?

YOU KNOW UNLESS THEY WEREFRIENDS IN THE 1920'S.

I DON'T THINK PEOPLE CHUM THINGSUP ANYMORE.

BROMANCE, MAN CRUSH I GET THATBUT IT'S A LITTLE WEIRD CHRISTIE

YOUR ADMINISTRATION DIDN'T JUSTGIVE A JOB TO YOUR SCHOOL MATE

IT CREATED A BRAND NEWPOSITION JUST FOR HIM.

>> DAVID AND I WERE NOT FRIENDSIN HIGH SCHOOL.

WE WERE NOT EVEN ACQUAINTANCESIN HIGH SCHOOL.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: OKAY THAT'S A

STRAIGHTFORWARD AND MATURE ANDNONPEJORATIVE WAY OF DESCRIBING

A NONRELATIONSHIP.

IN FACT, IF YOU WERE STOP RIGHTTHERE I WOULD DEEM THAT EVIDENCE

IN YOUR COLUMN THAT YOU ARE NOTTHE PETTY BULLY THAT THEY

SUGGEST.

>> I WAS THE CLASS PRESIDENT ANDATHLETE.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT DAVID WASDOING DURING THAT PERIOD OF

TIME.

>> Jon: UNTIL THAT ONE DAYWHEN WE BOTH HAD SATURDAY

DETENTION IN THE LIBRARY.

[ LAUGHTER ][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

MAYBE WE LEARNED WE AREN'T SODIFFERENT AFTER ALL.

[ LAUGHTER ]♪ DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME

BY THE WAY THAT WAS JUSTCHRISTIE GETTING CARRIED AWAY AT

A PRESS CONFERENCE.

OF COURSE IT'S BEFORE WILDSTEINCLAIMED THAT HE HAD PROOFCHRISTIE KNEW.

A CHARGE CHRISTIE WILL HAVE TOREFUTE MORE SERIOUSLY THAN JUST

THE HIGH SCHOOL CHARACTERASSASSINATION.

>> IN AN EMAIL TO FRIENDS ANDFAMILY OBTAINED BY ABC NEWS, THEGOVERNOR'S OFFICE WENT AFTERWILDSTEIN CLAIMED THAT AS

A 16-YEAR-OLD KID HE SUED OVER ALOCAL SCHOOL ELECTION.

HE WAS PUBLICLY ACCUSED BY AHIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES

TEACHER OF DECEPTIVE BEHAVIOR.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: NOW THAT (bleep)

REALLY DOES GO ON YOUR PERMANENTRECORD.

[LAUGHTER]BY THE WAY, PUBLICLY ACCUSED BY

HIS HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIESTEACHER OF DECEPTIVE

BEHAVIOR.

WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

WILDSTEIN STAND UP.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO GO TO THEBATHROOM, DID YOU?

YOU JUST WANTED A HALL PASS YOUSON OF A BITCH!

WHY CAN'T YOU BE MORE LIKE STARATHLETE AND CLASS PRESIDENT

CHRIS CHRISTIE.

HE'S OUT THERE BANGINGCHEERLEADERS.

WILDSTEIN WAS A CONNIVINGUNATHLETIC MASTURBATOR WHO

CHRISTIE DECIDED TO CREATE APOSITION FOR AT THE PORT

AUTHORITY BECAUSE WAS WELLSUITED TO THE TASK OF REFORMING

THE PORT AUTHORITY IN ACCORDANCEWITH THE GOVERNOR'S GOALS SINCENONE OF

THOSE GOALS INVOLVE TRUTHFULLYFINISHING LAST NIGHT'S SOCIAL

STUDIES HOMEWORK.

>> WE'RE WAITING FOR THEEVIDENCE.

>> THERE'S NO SMOKING GUN, NOEVIDENCE.

>> EVERYBODY NEEDS TO TAKE ABREATH AND LET THE FACTS COME

OUT.

>> IT'S WAIT AND SEE.

>> WE'RE ALL IN WAIT AND SEEMODE.

>> WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT THE PROOFIS.

>> Jon: WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

[LAUGHTER]WAIT AND SEE.

WHERE IS YOUR RUSH TO JUDGMENT?

KEEP IT DOWN.

WHAT IF NANCY GRACE HEARS YOUTALKING LIKE THAT?

WHERE IS THE IMMEDIATE EULOGYFOR THE CAREER, THE SWIFT

IMPATIENT JUSTICE IN THE COURTOF PUBLIC OPINION, YOU KNOW THE

NEWS? I CAN'T HELP BUT BEDISAPPOINTED, NOT IN THEGOVERNOR, BUT

IN THE NEWS MEDIA IF THISMEASURED APPROACH THING CATCHES

ON I'M OUT A (bleep) JOB.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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