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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 02:22 PM

Christie wants to spend campaign funds on lawyer's but he only has $13,000 left.

One of the reasons Christie and his staff are stalling on subpoenas, is they have run out of money for legal work. They can't even raise the money as donations to his re-election fund because he spent the entire limit (except for $13,000).

"Christie's campaign on Monday sought to exceed New Jersey's election spending cap to pay for lawyers dealing with subpoenas stemming from the scandal."

"The campaign has already spent all but $13,000 of the more than the $12.2 million limit for Christie’s re-election. Without more money, the campaign said it would not be able to answer the subpoenas."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/most-seek-more-time-in-nj-traffic-jam-subpoenas/2014/02/03/f7691f62-8ca1-11e3-9ed8-259977a48789_story.html

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 02:43 PM

1. "Without more money, the campaign said it would not be able to answer the subpoenas."

Sounds like extortion, demanding money before you answer a subpoena.


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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 03:35 PM

2. CC may have to fall onto the safety net and ask for public defenders. nt

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 03:49 PM

3. why the fuck should he be allowed to solicit ANY campaign money when he isn't running, he just won?

 

and why should he be able to redirect it. Jesus, let him pay out of pocket.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 05:06 PM

4. It sounds like a stall tactic to me.

Does he really think the Koch brothers are going to pick up the tab for his legal fees for the next 2 years (at least)?

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Response to Walk away (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 05:56 PM

5. he should borrow it from his brother, LOL. Use the Kearny profits.

 

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:25 PM

6. That in my view is right up there with trying to sell a Senate seat.

 

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 07:12 PM

7. How long before we hear about the Christie legal defense fund?

I have a feeling that a legal defense fund may not be subject to these limitations

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 07:40 PM

8. Everything i've read said Christie wanted the money to defend the subpoenas. Basically, to fight

giving over many of the documents, not to comply with the court order. I think that's a notable difference. Also, welcome to how we treat the innocent until proven guilty in this country. If you can't afford a lawyer, you'll be given a few minutes with a public defender before you go to jail.

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