2016 PRESIDENTIAL IMPLICATIONS ABOUND …
|| By FITSNEWS || Former New Jersey attorney general David Samson – forced from his job as chairman of the powerful Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last spring – is in hot water again.
Who is Samson? He’s the guy who paid for New Jersey governor Chris Christie‘s infamous 2014 “Bridge-gate” scandal with his job. And he’s now the subject of a new line of inquiry that could lead back to the Palmetto State … in more ways than one.
Specifically, prosecutors want to know how a flight route initiated by United Airlines is connected to what has become a “sprawling federal investigation” of Samson, Christie and the Port Authority.
Why do we care?
Well, the flight route in question was from Newark to South Carolina’s own Columbia Metropolitan Airport, which according to NorthJersey.com is “about 50 miles from a home where Samson often spent weekends with his wife.”
“United halted the non-stop route on April 1 of last year, just three days after Samson resigned under a cloud,” the website reported.
Why does this matter? Because according to the NorthJersey.com report the airline was “in regular negotiations with the Port Authority and the Christie administration during Samson’s tenure over issues that included expansion of the airline’s service to Atlantic City and the extension of the PATH train to Newark Liberty.”
Again … ruh-roh.
Christie has been making numerous trips to early-voting South Carolina as his 2016 presidential campaign – which inexplicably survived the bridge scandal – warms up. In fact Christie was an invited guest at S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s second inauguration last month.
Haley, incidentally, was one of Christie’s staunchest defenders during his “Bridge-gate” scandal … and sources familiar with her thinking tell FITS she has been eyeing a possible endorsement of Christie’s 2016 campaign in the run-up to the Palmetto State’s “First in the South” presidential primary next February.
In other words stay tuned … this scandal could get very interesting, very fast.