Christie’s Office Declines To Comment On Letter Saying He Knew About Closures


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) office Friday afternoon declined to comment to TPM about a letter asserting that the governor knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closures at the time they were happening.

The letter, sent by an attorney for former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive David Wildstein, described the decision to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order,” and also said 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 the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference.”

The letter was sent Friday to the general counsel of the Port Authority, and it was first obtained and published by The New York Times.


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