Christie Responds to Wildstein’s Allegations

Governor Chris Christie’s office released the following statement addressing the allegations made in The New York Times today:

“Mr. Wildstein’s lawyer confirms what the Governor has said all along – he had absolutely no prior knowledge of the lane closures before they happened and whatever Mr. Wildstein’s motivations were for closing them to begin with.  As the Governor said in a December 13th press conference, he only first learned lanes were closed when it was reported by the press and as he said in his January 9th press conference, had no indication that this was anything other than a traffic study until he read otherwise the morning of January 8th. The Governor denies Mr. Wildstein’s lawyer’s other assertions.”


Posted: January 31st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Christie Responds to Wildstein’s Allegations”

  1. So Lets get this correct said at 6:34 pm on January 31st, 2014:

    the gov says he had no “prior knowledge of the lane closures before they happened…” So does that mean he had knowledge while the lane closures were in effect for 4 days and he did or said nothing to stop it??

    A lot of parsed words here.

  2. Bob English said at 8:43 am on February 1st, 2014:

    @so lets….Wildstein’s attorneys letter did not say that Christie had prior knowledge so its interesting that’s what the statement from the Govs office referenced rather than restating Christies earlier statement (from his press conference) that he did not know about the lane closures until after it was over.