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Christie Hits Back: Bridge Official Will 'Say Anything To Save' Himself

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Christie's office attacked the New York Times's portrayal of the revelations, reasserted Christie's truthfulness in the past and attacked the credibility of the official, David Wildstein, whose attorney claimed that “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" Christie said in a January press conference.

"Bottom line - David Wildstein will do and say anything to save David Wildstein," the email concludes.

The initial statement from Christie's office, issued after the allegations were reported Friday, was much more tempered in tone, saying that the claim actually "confirms what the Governor has said all along."

The full email is below.

Christie Email