Gov. Chris Christie’s former top political adviser, who he cut ties with in the immediate aftermath of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, will serve as White House political director and deputy assistant to the president.
Wildstein also implicated Gov. Chris Christie, saying he and Baroni discussed the lane closures with the governor while they were ongoing.
The ruling ratchets up the political pressure on Christie, an avid Trump supporter, who now heads his White House transition team.
A key prosecution witness testified Tuesday stating New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of and supported a plan to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013. This testimony marks the first time federal prosecutors have presented specific evidence in the case, claiming this was an act of political payback.
A former aide to Chris Christie said in a text message that the New Jersey governor “flat out lied” when he said senior staff members were not involved in the “Bridgegate” scandal in 2013, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
By Stephanie Akin, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — New Jersey state officials improperly withheld records related to the investigations of George Washington Bridge lane closings from two reporters from The Record, a Superior Court judge ruled in Mercer County on Wednesday. In a mixed 22-page decision, Judge P.J. Innes ordered the state to […]
By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) TRENTON, N.J. — A majority of New Jersey residents believe Gov. Chris Christie is not being completely honest about what he knows about the George Washington Bridge lane closures despite an internal investigation released last week that absolved the Republican of any involvement in the incident, according to […]
By Joseph Tanfani, Tribune Washington Bureau TRENTON, N.J. — It’s a question that might hold the key to explaining last fall’s traffic jam at the foot of the George Washington Bridge: What came before the now-infamous email, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee”? Bridget Kelly, the former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris […]
On Tuesday, New Jersey governor Chris Christie delivered his inaugural address amid the scandals plaguing his second term. The event garnered national attention this year as people waited to see if Christie would address the investigations he is currently facing. But unlike his recent State of the State address, in which he acknowledged the investigations, […]