These Are the Domain Names Purchased by the Former Christie Appointee to the Port Authority

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 12:55 PM

David Wildstein (The Record)

A former Port Authority official who allegedly ordered the mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge has purchased over 50 internet domain names, including those of Governor Andrew Cuomo's top appointee at the Port Authority and a board member appointed by Cuomo. (The list is at the end of this post.)

David Wildstein resigned earlier this month in the fallout from the lane closures -- which have been the subject of two state Assembly hearings and no small amount of press. Wildstein commandeered the ploy, which he carried out in secret -- and instructed underlings to do the same, sworn testimony last week revealed.

Many of domain names David Wildstein purchased revolve around New Jersey Democrats. Barbara Buono was New Jersey Governor Christie's democratic opponent in last month's gubernatorial race, and Milly Silva was her running mate. presumably refers to the current mayor of Jersey City, and Bob Sommer is one of Fulop's advisors. Wildstein also purchased the name of the New Jersey Record reporter who first had the story - Shawn Boburg. Governor Christie's team is denying any knowledge of the domain name, and Wildstein hasn't commented.

(Meanwhile, the mayor of Jersey City was perplexed:)

The mystery surrounding the domain names adds another layer of intrigue to Wildstein's behavior, which included blogging for years under the pseudonym "Wally Edge" for NJ Politicker.  All this has led those who know to describe him, variously, as "Prince of Darkness." Political jihadist," and "Henchman."

Wildstein is one of two Christie officials who recently resigned. But Democrats want to know why Wildstein told hardly anyone in advance about the closures, and if his order was some sort of act of political revenge.

Also Monday,  Cuomo didn't shed much light on what conversations did -- or didn't -- occur between the governors. "The governor and I have a good relationship," Cuomo told reporters. "The issue of the traffic study was primarily a New Jersey incident. Our basic operating agreement is that when it has to do New Jersey, Governor Christie handles it. When it has to do with New York, I handle it. If it's a management issue, dealing with the Port itself, we do it jointly."

He added: "But I'm sure it is as Governor Christie says it is."

And weirdly, Governor Cuomo's brother, Chris Cuomo did a a segment on what he called "bridgegate" on CNN this morning. "Let me advocate for the Governor, for a second," Chris Cuomo said, referring to Christie. "Do we have any proof linking it to him in any way?" Cuomo asked, before answering his own question, "No." Then he added: "Many people who like him say, no he's not a bully, he fights against you people in the media and those who are unraveling agendas for their own needs and he won't take it and that's why we love him."

The full list of domain names purchased by Wildstein, which WNYC obtained  from Domain Tools, is below.


Comments [6]


This guy is a nut job. Something doesn't sit well with me. After reading about this scandal I'm more convinced that Christie and team are just playing cover up/damage control.
Wildstein is so motivated by power and vindictiveness, not the type of people I want in any office of any government, local, state or federal.

Problem is...he'll be back.

Jan. 09 2014 01:57 PM

Why do so many of these redirect to the New York Yankees website?

Dec. 19 2013 12:54 AM
Eric F

What does buying a bunch of domain names have to do with anything?

And is he more "disgraced" than Kathleen Sebelius, who inexplicably remains in her job?

Dec. 17 2013 10:58 AM
T Soprano from nY

this is great, especially that left wing putz at the north jersey records domain name. The Record hates the GOP, Christie is awesome. Screw the left..

Dec. 17 2013 09:19 AM
Allan from Utah

Apparently is still available! Perhaps there is room for a democratic website under that name, with a little work on SEO, you could have it show at the top of the search engine lists...

Dec. 16 2013 09:52 PM
iMan9796 from New Jersey

This same disgusting corruption, cover-up & retaliation is commonplace at the Port Authority Bus Terminal's Lost & Found Dept. in NYC concerning lost & found property brazenly stolen by Port Authority Supervisors. Google  “Donna Lebourne abc news" & see the vile face of shame being confronted & exposed for the world to see.

Port Authority Supervisor Donna Lebourne has an outside job, she is the Vice President of her & her husband’s charity Caribbean Sports International that donates cellphones & other electronics.  If you lost an item at the Port Authority Bus Terminal and did not get it back, contact her charity, perhaps she may donate your item back to you out of the kindness of her cold evil heart. It's very easy to be charitable when you are giving away other peoples' property.

Also, the Port Authority of NY & NJ has become a threat to national security and has placed everyone's safety & security in jeopardy, by undermining all the counter-terrorism measures that have been put in place by the United States. They have allowed crimes such as the illegal policy of disposing lost valid passports in the garbage that are found in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist cell could do with those valid lost passports or an identity theft ring. 

What happened in Kenya could easily happen here, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, as a result of the Port Authority's intentional breach of national security. This is a willful act of treason against the United States of America. Google "Port Authority - Passports."

NYC Police Comminsioner Ray Kelly agrees with my concerns as well.

If the Port Authority will not prosecute and punish their own supervisors for theft, especially when they are caught redhanded, how much confidence do you have in their ability to actually put a stop to their illegal passport policy? The Port Authority's inaction and cover-up is tantamount to treason.

Action must be taken against these corrupt incompetent criminals in the Port Authority before another terrorist attack takes place & more innocent lives are lost due to their utter disregard about our safety and security, not to mention their disgraceful feeling of self entitlement to patron's lost property found at the PABT. Google “found, stolen, trashed by PA.”

It’s time to stop the madness!

Dec. 16 2013 03:44 PM

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