What if you had reason to believe a person you'd confided in over a period of months, a person you'd trusted, a person you'd gone out on a limb for, had been wired and taping you?
Now imagine you are the mayor of a city- powerful, influential and under scrutiny of the F.B.I.... and you discover that many unguarded moments where you spoke openly on confidential matters may exist on tapes which could be subpoenaed.
Imagine on top of all of those things you are (allegedly) paranoid about being under F.B.I. surveillance and have a hair-trigger temper.
Enter the psyche of Union City Mayor Brian Stack.
For the purpose of this post, we'll call Stack's trusted ally, 'Rat'.
GA hears Stack was livid when he heard that Rat had been (allegedly) taping conversations with "everyone". Not only had Stack extended a helping hand to Rat, he had been completely unguarded in their talks, and now has no idea what he may have said or what Rat was planning to do with the tapes.
One insider called Rat 'dead politically'... no one will ever trust him again; Stack won't talk to him, won't do more for his career. GA imagines the mayor feels he was made a fool of and is afraid of what he may have said on those tapes...
GA hears another person not thrilled with Rat is Freeholder Anthony Romano. Don't be surprised if he cuts ties with him.
On another note... GA hears the media is "close" to getting a look at the transcript.