Ex-Port Authority Official Says ‘Evidence Exists’ Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Highlight Hollywood News

The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, central to the scandal now swirling  around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, said on Friday that “evidence  exists” the governor knew about the lane closings when they were  happening. Maybe this is why former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani backed off of his 100 percent defense of Christie previously. Now saying, it’s a 50/50 chance he knew.

In a letter released by his lawyer, the former 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.

During his news conference, Mr. Christie specifically said he had no knowledge that traffic lanes leading to the bridge had been closed until after  they were reopened. “I had no knowledge of this — of the planning, the  execution or anything about it — and that I first found out about it  after it was over,” he said. “And even then, what I was told was that it was a traffic study.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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