Christie Lawyer: Governor Had No Knowledge About GW Bridge Plot
A lawyer hired by the Christie Administration announced this morning that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had no foreknowledge about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year. The scandal, dubbed "Bridgegate," involved two of Christie's aides who were found to have ordered the lanes to be closed in order to create gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J.
The closures were linked to political retribution after the Fort Lee mayor declined to support Christie's re-election campaign.
"We found that Gov. Christie had no knowledge beforehand of this George Washington Bridge realignment idea," Randy Mastro said at a news conference.
In the video above, Mastro was pressed by a reporter on whether his report is really impartial, since he was essentially hired by Christie to conduct the review. Mastro argued his firm was retained by "the Office of the Governor," not chosen by Christie.
"We believe we have gotten to the truth or we wouldn't be reporting it," he said.
Watch the clip and tell us what you think of the developments below.