Report: Federal Probe Has Not Yet Linked Christie To Bridge Scandal


The U.S. Justice Department investigation into the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge has not yet linked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to the traffic jam, federal officials told NBC 4 New York.

Investigators have not found evidence that Christie ordered or knew about plans to close the lanes on the bridge. Officials told NBC that the probe is still ongoing, however.

In a radio interview on Thursday evening, Christie said he was not surprised by the news.

“Obviously we’ll wait to hear whatever the authorities have to say but this is a report that comes as no shock to me,” he said, according to Business Insider. “I don’t want to overreact to it, because I’m not surprised by it.”

The closure of the lanes on the George Washington Bridge led to multiple days of traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., leading to speculation that Christie ordered the closure for political reasons.