The documents were entered into the public record on Thursday during a hearing of the New Jersey Assembly's Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee. At that hearing, former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive David Wildstein refused to answer questions from lawmakers about the lane closures, which began Sept. 9 and led to a massive, multi-day traffic jam in the town of Fort Lee, N.J.
A bombshell in the scandal came out earlier this week when just 22 pages of documents related to the closure become public. Those documents revealed that close aides to Gov. Chris Christie (R) were involved in discussions about the lane closures.
In response to the release of the documents, Christie held a press conference on Thursday to apologize for the lane closures and the conduct of his aides.