NEW INFO: Christie Aides Joked About Traffic in Front of Rabbi’s House
911 calls from the GW Bridge lane closures have also been released today.
Authorities have just released the 911 tapes recorded from the George Washington Bridge lane closures last year. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s top aides were accused of closing the lanes out of political retribution.
The Republican governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate has repeatedly denied any involvement in what’s being called, “Bridgegate.”
The newly released audio includes calls from emergency workers and commuters stuck in traffic.
Fox News’ Eric Shawn reported that there are calls about a car accident, a truck spilling mattresses on the bridge, and calls for medical assistance. The operators are heard asking emergency responders for patience while they wait in “gridlocked” traffic.
Another dispatcher says, “Fort Lee traffic is a nightmare.”
The traffic jam was allegedly caused out of revenge against the Fort Lee mayor after he chose not to support Gov. Christie’s reelection.
Christie fired Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly after the scandal broke. Text messages show she and former Port Authority official David Wildstein, who was also allegedly involved, joking about Port Authority Chaplain, Rabbi Mendy Carlebach.
In the text, Kelly wrote, “We cannot cause traffic problems in front of his house, can we?”
Wildstein responded, “Flights to Tel Aviv mysteriously delayed.”