Emails link top Christie aide to GWB lane-closing controversy
Is this simply an instance where Christie's coterie of friends and lackeys thought they would show Dems that they shouldn't mess with Chris or was Christie himself the instigator? It is doubtful we will ever know, two of those involved have already "fallen upon their swords" - there will be others but will any of them tell the tale in court?Private messages between Governor’s Christie’s deputy chief of staff and two of his top executives at the Port Authority reveal a vindictive effort to create “traffic problems in Fort Lee” by shutting lanes to the George Washington Bridge and apparent pleasure at the resulting gridlock. -
The messages are replete with references and insults to Fort Lee’s mayor, who had failed to endorse Christie for re-election and they chronicle how local officials tried to reach the Port Authority in a vain effort to eliminate the paralyzing gridlock that overwhelmed his town of 35,000, which sits in the shadow of the bridge, the world’s busiest.
The documents obtained by The Record raise serious doubts about months of claims by the Christie administration that the September closures of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were part of a traffic study initiated solely by the Port Authority.