Let Me Start: The wheels on the Christie story go round and round


Hardball with Chris Matthews, 2/18/14, 7:17 PM ET

NJ mayor rejects Team Christie’s request

Chris Matthews discusses the latest developments in the Chris Christie investigation with New Jersey State Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Brian Murphy.
GO CALL THE POLICE, GO CALL THE GOVERNOR: The wheels on the Chris Christie story keep turning as the investigation gets more and more complicated. As we discussed on Hardball last night, there seems to be a battle between the Christie administration and investigators. On Tuesday, two former Christie aides refused to provide supboenaed materials to the panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures. At the same time, reports have surfaced that the Port Authority police union and its leaders are also under investigation for enforcing the lane closures and directing blame toward the Fort Lee mayor. 

ANOTHER GOP GOV. INVESTIGATION: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could see his 2016 hopes going the way of Chris Christie’s…the Washington Post reports that Walker is currently facing the fallout of two criminal investigations–one of which is closed with no allegations of wrongdoing by the governor–that deal with his time before he was governor, when he was a Milwaukee County executive.

Morning Joe , 2/6/14, 9:23 AM ET

Will Scott Walker step into Christie's shoes?

Politico Playbook: “As Chris Christie’s star falls, the party is giving a second look to another brash blue-state governor who stared down unions at home: Scott Walker,” writes Politico’s Anna Palmer. Mike Allen discusses.


  • QUOTE OF THE DAY: “This administration is the most hostile-to-traditional-marriage administration this country has ever seen.” -Sen. Ted Cruz, discussing his State Marriage Defense Act
  • NUMBER OF THE DAY: 26–that’s at least how many protesters and police officers in Ukraine have been reported dead as of Wednesday morning.

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Let Me Start: The wheels on the Christie story go round and round