‘Evidence Exists’ that Christie Knew of Lane Closures, Lawyer Says

By Joshua Powers 02-02-14

New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie / Wikimedia Commons

New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie / Wikimedia Commons

A scandal that has rocked the Governor of New Jersey cannot be escaped, as was learned this past week.

The former Port Authority Official, David Wildstein, who oversaw the lane closure is now bringing the scandal back to Governor Christie, stating that evidence does exist showing the governor knew about the land closures according to the New York Times. 

Wildstein’s lawyer wrote a letter describing the lane shut down as “the Christie administration’s order”. The letter also states that there is evidence that exists to show that Christie knew about the lane closures when they were happening, contrary to what the Governor had said.
 
Governor Christie’s office then released the following statement in rebuttal to the new evidence:

“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 his 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.”

 This scandal may have an impact on Christie’s possible run for president in 2016. If he decides that he wants to run for President, it can be guaranteed that this series of events will follow him. If evidence can be found that he ordered the lane closures, it is game over. Stack that on top of the recent allegations of misuse of funds for Sandy victims, and you have one unhappy Governor.