Every Accusation is an Admission – Monday’s Roundup!

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Happy Monday Campers! Don’t mind the flooding. There’s nothing we can do about it.

In realer news, Carl Icahn is selling Tropicana. Yay him.

New Jersey: It Happened Here! 
Chris Christie said the other day it was “disconcerting” to see that the former FBI Director, James Comey, had inserted himself into the political process by reopening an investigation into Hillary Clinton eleven days before the election.

“There’s a rule at Justice that 60 days before an election, you do nothing about somebody who is going to be on the ballot,” Christie apparently said.

Those comments prompted Christie’s former consigliere, David Wildstein, to type up the three times Christie had inserted himself into politics when he was U.S. Attorney:

* 2002 when Christie issued a “clearance letter” for Joseph DiVincenzo eleven days before a primary election

* 2002 when he authorized a raid 47 days before a primary on the offices of Jim Treffinger, the front-runner for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator.

* 2007 when Mims Hackett and Alfred Steel were arrested as they were up for reelection. That one was 61 days out though I guess so we’re good. A rule’s a rule!

At Politico, Matt Friedman has a feature on Jeff Van Drew who is likely to be your next Congressman. Van Drew “has voted against raising the minimum wage and gay marriage. He often sides with industry on environmental issues and carries an A rating from the NRA” so he’s a “showcase for whether the Democratic Party nationally will tolerate politicians” like him to win back the House, Friedman writes.

Kevin Riordan had breakfast with George Norcross the other day and Norcross sounded a bit like his buddy Donald Trump, Riordan notes, when he called something “fake news” and said the media was “lazy.”

When powerful people call reporters lazy it just means they want you to write what they say and stop futzing around with the questions. That’s what a real go-getter would do!

In sports news, Glory Days has another cool story on the Luko family in Egg Harbor City, where they have three different high school athletic teams to root for.

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