NJ Spotlight Reporter Tackles Hard Questions on MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’

NJ Spotlight | May 5, 2015 | Politics
For example: Consider this ‘Bridgegate’ scenario: What if Kelly and Baroni go to trial?

NJ Spotlight Budget & Public Finance Writer John Reitmeyer joined former federal prosecutor Paul Butler and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Steve Kornacki on “Hardball” yesterday evening to discuss what could happen if there’s ultimately a trial in the case involving the 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

The segment followed yesterday’s arraignments in federal court in Newark of former Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly and former Port Authority deputy executive director Bill Baroni.

Both entered “not guilty” pleas in response to a nine-count federal indictment announced on Friday by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman to culminate an investigation into the September 2013 lane closures that tied up traffic for several days in Fort Lee as part of an alleged plot to punish Borough Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Christie’s successful 2013 reelection campaign.