WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorneys for Bridgegate defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni filed their briefs on Tuesday with the United States Supreme Court.
“Bridgegate is a case of bareknuckle New Jersey politics, not graft,” Baroni’s attorneys argued in their brief.
Baroni’s filing also gave considerable treatment to the former Christie Administration’s formidable 2013 political apparatus dedicated to generating “an overwhelming and bipartisan victory that he could use as a springboard to launch a successful campaign for President of the United States in 2016.”
“In time-honored political fashion, IGA used all of the levers and trappings of state government to court potential endorsers. Among other things, IGA favored select local officials with tickets to the Governor’s box at sporting events, meetings with state officials, breakfast meetings with the Governor at the Governor’s mansion, and invitations to the Governor’s annual holiday party.”
The U.S. Attorney’s office for New Jersey is expected to file its own briefs in October.