N.J. pol: Not “credible” that Chris Christie unaware of bridge closure
(CBS) – The New Jersey assemblyman leading the investigation into the shutdown of the George Washington Bridge is airing his doubts about Gov. Chris Christie’s assertion that he knew nothing about the situation, even though it appeared to be ordered by his staff.
“I don’t think it’s credible for the governor to have his chief of staff, his communication director, his deputy chief of staff, his chief counsel all involved in email communications on the day this took place and the days after, talking not only about the problems that were created in Fort Lee, but also talking about how to spin it to the press,” Thomas Wisniewski, the Democratic head of the New Jersey Assembly’s transportation committee, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.
Emails and other communications released over the last week indicate that Christie’s staff ordered the closure of several lanes on the George Washington Bridge in September as an apparent retaliation against the Democratic Mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., who declined to endorse Christie’s reelection bid. As more documents come out, more and more staff have been ensnared in the growing circle of people who knew what was going on.
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