Monday, September 19, 2016

Chris Christie Knew His Staff Was Closing Bridge Lanes, Prosecutors Say

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) knew that members of his administration were involved in a dangerous and vindictive plan to shut down lanes of the busy George Washington Bridge in 2013, prosecutors said Monday.

The U.S. attorney’s office made the allegation Monday for the first time, in the opening of a trial for two Christie administration officials accused of carrying out the plot and then covering up, The New York Times reported. The aides’ lawyers have also said Christie knew what they were doing as it was happening, which Christie denies.

Federal prosecutors said David Wildstein ― a former Port Authority official and Christie ally ― will testify that he told the governor about the scheme to close the lanes while it was all happening, reported.

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