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OUCH!–Gov. Chris Christie Knew About Lane Closures According To David Wildstein

January 31, 2014

No matter how one slices or dices this news story there is just no way that it leaves New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on the good end of the stick.  With heavy legal bills it is clear the David Wildstein wants immunity.  But it may also be that the federal prosecutor wants to not only nail Christie but also wishes to do the same with Wildstein who was the former Port Authority official who oversaw the George Washington Bridge lane closings that led to the bridgegate scandal.  Therefore there may be no immunity and this public effort from his attorney will not get the desired effect for Wildstein.

But it does further damage Governor Christie.

There will be miles of reporting on this nugget of news that came out late today, and it only underscores why the political hopes that Chrisite may have had for 2016 are like a tire with a slow leak.  Once this bridge scandal erupted it was all downhill.

The news today is a follows.

In the letter, first reported by the New York Times and obtained by ABC News, Wildstein, also a former high school friend of Christie, writes “evidence exists…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…Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the Governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some.”

In that press conference earlier this month Christie said “there’s no way that anybody would think that I know about everything that’s going on, not only in every agency of government at all times.”

“So what I can tell you is if people find that hard to believe, I don’t know what else to say except to tell them that I had no knowledge of this — of the planning, the execution or anything about it — and that I first found out about it after it was over,” Christie said.



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