In a statement released Friday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration responded to a letter from a lawyer representing a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive, which claimed that Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closures while they were happening.
Here’s the full statement:
“Mr. Wildstein’s lawyer confirms what the Governor has said all along – he had absolutely no prior knowledge of the lane closures before they happened and whatever Mr. Wildstein’s motivations were for closing them to begin with. As the Governor said in a December 13th press conference, he only first learned lanes were closed when it was reported by the press and as he said in his January 9th press conference, had no indication that this was anything other than a traffic study until he read otherwise the morning of January 8th. The Governor denies Mr. Wildstein’s lawyer’s other assertions.”