Chris Christie Accused of Bullying Hoboken Mayor

Dawn Zimmer says the Christie administration pressured her not to voice concerns about funding for a Rockefeller project.
3:00 | 01/19/14

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Ongoing drama surrounding New Jersey governor Chris Christie he's on the fund raising trip to Florida right now -- back home there are new accusation shaking his administration. And they are charging a shake down from the top Christie lieutenant has the governor's office on major defense this morning in ABC's Ryan Smith is here with the latest. On the left leaning news channel MSNBC. The mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey dawn Zimmer for city ravaged by hurricane sandy. Accusing the Christie administration. Of delivering a message for the governor with devastating implications. I received a direct. Message I know that the Christie administration is connecting -- funds. To this Rockefeller how and why. According to mayor Zimmer which she voiced concern over the construction project expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars the lieutenant governor -- what -- no pressed her to reconsider. She pulled me aside and hockey and she said I know it's not right I -- -- should not be connected. But they -- and if -- -- went home tonight. Overnight the Christie administration is fighting back calling the allegations quote -- -- in his -- -- so how much of the city of -- actually receiving relief. While Zimmer tells MSNBC or city only received 342000. Dollars the Christie administration says Hoboken was approved. For seventy million dollars in federal aid and is targeted for even more the governor's office denying any impropriety here but no one can deny these accusations come at a bad time. I think that the speculation about the truth of these allegations really damages him moving forward -- will be difficult charges for him to get past. We reached out to mayor -- repeatedly she didn't return our request for comment.

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