A video found by TPM on Wednesday shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) speaking in September at a gala where he met with a key executive of the company tied to the latest allegations hitting his administration.
In the video, Christie appears to speak fondly of the executive, Leslie Smith, and refers to him by the name "Les."
The footage, which was originally posted by Newark Star-Ledger newspaper in September, has resurfaced just days after the mayor of Hoboken, N.J. unleashed explosive allegations that involve Christie's administration and Smith's Rockefeller Group development firm.
The mayor said over the weekend that Christie's administration threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief funds from her city unless she approved a real estate project on land owned by the company.
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