Christie's Office Drove Exxon Settlement, Ex-Official Says

blueraven3/05/2015 4:32:11 pm PST
In the courtroom, New Jersey’s experts testified that Exxon was responsible for $8.9 billion in damages to the state’s natural resources, primarily through the destruction of creeks, wetlands and aquatic life. Exxon swung away at the state’s case during trial but never landed a punch, as I saw firsthand as one of the witnesses called by Exxon to testify. The presiding judge — an admired expert in environmental law who had been recalled from retirement for the trial — had been expected to issue his decision soon.

But sometime during the judge’s deliberations, the Christie administration asked him to defer his ruling. One would think that Mr. Christie would have kept his immediate political staff at a distance from these negotiations.

While he was chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2014, the group received $500,000 from Exxon and more from company employees. While this was not Exxon’s first contribution to the group, this donation was made at a time when the New Jersey trial was pending.

250 million is a joke.
Can we subpoena his emails?