In the Name of the Father

From the name of the Bridgegate scandal itself to Gov. Chris Christie’s much written-about record of vindictiveness, the Bridgegate/Watergate references abound.

Another throwback to Watergate emerged this past week with Steve Kornacki’s report about a new wtiness who may come forward to back Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer in her rundown with the Christie administration.

Kornacki revealed the possible witness as Joseph Maraziti, the lawyer who represents the city on development matters.

Maraziti is the son of the late former Rep. Joseph Maraziti, who gained national recognition as a staunch defender of President Richard M. Nixon during the Watergate investigation in Congress, according to his 1991 obituary in The New York Times.

A graduate of Fordham University Law School, Mr. Maraziti served in the New Jersey Assembly for 10 years and then in the State Senate for five years before being elected to the House of Representatives in 1972, the Times reported. He had also been an assistant Morris County prosecutor, a magistrate in Boonton and an adviser to the Morris County Board of Freeholders.

Want another cross current?

Remember, it was the late Archibald Cox who served as a special prosecutor during the Watergate trial.

Fast forward to last year, and a $25,000 contributor to the New Jersey Republican Party was one Archibald Cox.

In the Name of the Father