Listen: Kelly Eh Christie, Supreme Supreme Court, Bridget Kelly discussed on Today, Explained
"As this continues and it becomes is pretty clear that this was a concerted effort to cause problems in Fort Lee as retaliation. Did anyone have any genuine question. As to whether the Governor Christie was involved. Yeah because the players involved were so tightly aligned with him we would eventually learn. Learn that a man named David Wild scene was the one who came up with this idea. he had actually been the statistician on Christie's High School Baseball Ball team and was a political blogger in new jersey. He was also something of like a dark arts political operative. He was the guy who for for example before a senatorial debate with Frank Lautenberg sometime in the nineteen eighties. Frank Lautenberg was the Democrat. He Stole Laufenberg suit. Jackets allowing Burg. Look ridiculous during the televised debate. It was that kind of stuff and when Christie became governor he created a position for Wildstein at the port. Thirty to support Christie's political causes and that's why he concocted the scheme and to help him carry it out. He enlisted bridget. Kelly Eh Christie's deputy chief of Staff Bill Baroni who is actually Wildstein. Boss the guy who had gone to the state legislature and concocted. This bogus story about there. Being a traffic study wildstein would end up charged and indicted by the feds and he pleaded guilty and decided decided to cooperate with the feds and then they then indicted bridget. Kelly and Bill Baroni and David Wildstein testified against them. And what happens convicted. They get charged with convicted on counts of conspiracy and fraud. They were charged with civil rights violations for interfering with people's right to interstate travel the right delight driver on New Jersey and they were due to go to prison. The appealed Bill Baroni. Says you know what I'm GonNa get this over with. So last April he reports to a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Bridget Kelly has four kids. She wants to delay when she's going to go to prison for as long as possible. We'll so she's going to now appeal to the Supreme Court but nobody thinks the supreme court's GonNa take this case. It's about traffic in New Jersey and it doesn't seem to be any major issues. At the Supreme Court would want to delve into so bridget's at home getting ready for her ex husband to move into the house so she can go to prison in July bills in the gym at the prison in Pennsylvania working out and they got a call at the Supreme Court last June decides a to actually take this case a year ago I walked into federal prison and I never dreamed that the Supreme Supreme Court of the United States would agree to hear our case. And here we are and that's where we are today because oral arguments were finally heard on this case and Bridget Kelly and bill baroni showed up a bill. Roedy gets out of prison. He asked prison the day after they decided to take the case out on bail pending the Supreme Court's decision decision and bridget. Kelly doesn't have to go to prison because she's waiting on the Supreme Court. It was a miracle as far as they were concerned that the Supreme Court decided."