Christie lied: He ‘knew about George Washington Bridge traffic’

Christie lied: He ‘knew about George Washington Bridge traffic’

[Ed. – But it’s OK because all politicians lie.]

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew about the closures of local lanes leading to a busy bridge to New York City while they were happening, a lawyer for a former ally has said.

David Wildstein said he had evidence to show Mr Christie knew about the lane closures, which caused a huge traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge.

Documents suggest the traffic jam was orchestrated by Mr Christie’s aides.

Mr Christie on Friday reiterated he had “no prior knowledge” of the closures.

The scandal has damaged Mr Christie’s standing as a potential candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

In a letter to the general counsel of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the George Washington Bridge and other bridges and tunnels between the two states, Mr Wildstein’s lawyer wrote, “Evidence exists… tying Mr Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed.”

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