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It’s amazing how one little scandal can turn you from a presidential hopeful into deadmeat. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was once a high flier in American politics, but that’s not true anymore. Ever since it was revealed that his office may have made the decision to shut down a bridge as political payback, the world has been coming down on him.
Now, recent allegations may be the nail in the coffin for Christie’s presidential ambitions. A former aide speaking out against you definitely means that there is bad blood and this situation could get ugly.
There is evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew of the George Washington Bridge access lane closings as they were happening, says a lawyer for the former port authority official blamed for the politically motivated incident, but Christie’s office denied the allegation.
A Friday letter from David Wildstein’s attorney says “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 he gave immediately before Mr. Wildstein was scheduled to appear before the Transportation Committee.
“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter also reads. The letter was first reported by the New York Times.
The letter, from attorney Alan Zegas and addressed to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, seeks a reconsideration of the authority’s decision to not pay Wildstein’s legal fees.
Christie’s press office distributed a statement saying the governor “had absolutely no prior knowledge of the lane closures.”
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