In an email leaked Saturday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office responded more vigorously to new allegations by his former Port Authority appointee that he knew more about the George Washington Bridge lane closures than he has admitted.
The 700-word email, reported by Politico, is titled “5 Things You Should Know About The Bombshell That’s Not A Bombshell.” It was sent to friends and allies, according to the news outlet.
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.