Ex-Port Authority Official Claims to Have Evidence Christie Knew About Lane Closings
A Port Authority official is accusing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) of knowing about the George Washington lane closings, dubbed “Bridgegate.”
The letter by David Wildstein, who personally oversaw the closings, contradicts Christie’s claims that he “had no knowledge” of the incident.
The lane closings were ordered out of alleged political retribution by a top Christie aide who have since been fired. Wildstein pled the Fifth during a hearing about the traffic jam.
His lawyer Alan Zegas wrote today, “Evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference he gave immediately before Mr. Wildstein was scheduled to appear before the transportation committee.”
Furthermore, the attorney claims that Wildstein can prove the inaccuracy of some of Gov. Christie’s statements.
The Republican governor’s administration released a statement today that reads: “Mr. Wildstein's lawyer confirms what the Governor has said all along - he had absolutely no prior knowledge of the lane closures before they happened and whatever Mr. Wildstein's motivations were for closing them to begin with. […] The Governor denies Mr. Wildstein's lawyer's other assertions.”
Eric Shawn reported that the letter does not assert that Gov. Christie knew the lane closures happened out of political retribution.