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David Samson Resigns As Port Authority Chair

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Now, with an official report out that clears Governor Chris Christie of any wrongdoing in the bridgegate debacle, other affiliated officials are in the hot seat and doing what they can to make sure their names remain undamaged by this robust scandal that has plagued the Garden State. On Friday, Governor Christie held a press conference announcing the resignation of David Samson; the current chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Christie stated that he received a call earlier in the day from Samson announcing his resignation which the governor accepted.

After his initial statements about Samson, the governor opened the floor to questions, where one question in particular stood out from the rest. The governor was asked about the costs associated with the internal investigation, which many believe cost upward to a million dollars to complete.

"First of all I do not know where they got the million dollars from. I saw it cited, but I don't know where it came from. But again, if we want to have a search for the truth, and we have an incident that people are concerned about, and you have investigations which are asking for the production of enormous massive amounts of documents and testimony, you need to get lawyers to help shepherd that process to do it appropriately," Christie responded.

Christie also took the time to comment on how he’s been since the news broke that he is no longer at the center of the bridgegate mess.

"Some people that I trusted and relied upon let me down, and as a result, we let down the people of the state of New Jersey. Of course that shakes your confidence, but in the end it’s resolved me to get better," Christie said.

With this new resignation in place, and a report clearing Christie of any wrongdoing, the governor seems to be getting back on his feet and attempting to return his image as the Christie the people of New Jersey elected him to be.


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