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Chris Christie ‘Bridgegate’ continues to unravel



Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” controversy continued to gain steam this week. The latest round came courtesy of a former Christie ally implying Christie knew more than he was saying about the infamous George Washington Bridge lane closures Sept. 9-13 that set the political scandal in motion.

David Wildstein’s attorney submitted a letter saying evidence existed that Christie knew about the lane closures when they were closed. Wildstein, the Christie appointee to the Port Authority who oversaw the bridge closures, did so after being e-mailed to do it by Christie’s chief of staff. Both Wildstein and Christie chief of staff Bridget Ann Kelly resigned after the bridge scandal unraveled.

Wildstein’s attorney, Alan Zegas, sent the letter to the general counsel of the Port Authority in a bid to have that agency foot Wildstein’s legal bill. Wildstein faces subpoenas to testify before New Jersey Legislature committees examining the scandal. An U.S. attorney’s office investigation into Wildstein and the bridge closing also is ongoing.

Christie’s office issued another statement on Friday, Jan. 31 saying the governor didn’t know about the lanes being closed until he read news reports. They denied any connection between him and Wildstein resulting in Wildstein’s actions regarding the lane closures.

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