Wildstein: Christie Knew About GWB Lane Closures

David Wildstein, the former Port Authority Official who ordered the September 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that have come to be know as Bridgegate, claims that he has evidence exists that Governor Chris Christie knew about the lane closures as they were happening, according to a report in the New York Times. 

In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.

“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter added.

The letter from Wildstein’s attorney, Alan L. Zegas, can be read here.

Christie’s two hour press conference wherein he denied any prior knowledge of the lane closures and announced the termination of his Deputy Chief of Staff, Bridget Ann Kelly, and his top political adviser, Bill Stepien, can be viewed by clicking here.

Christie press spokesman, Michael Drewniak, has not responded to a phone call and an email requesting comment on Wildstein’s allegations.

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

2 Comments on “Wildstein: Christie Knew About GWB Lane Closures”

  1. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Christie Responds to Wildstein’s Allegations said at 5:58 pm on January 31st, 2014:

    […] Chris Christie’s office released the following statement addressing the allegations made in The New York Times […]

  2. So much said at 11:45 am on February 1st, 2014:

    for that childhood “friendship”.. One thing about most political cronies: as long as they figure out how to be the big shots, make personal gains, and be in charge of everyone else, it’s an ego-driven high and fantasy/dream.. The moment somebody goofs up, gets greedy, takes someone down, and/ or makes somebody else the scapegoat and dumps them into the frying pan: boom! It’s every sorry neck for themselves!