TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is going on the offensive over suggestions he knew more than he has said about apparently politically motivated traffic jams ordered by one of his staffers.
In a letter Saturday to donors obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by Christie's office, Christie's political team bashed a former loyalist at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who ordered closures of approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge that led to massive traffic jams in Fort Lee in September.
A lawyer for the former Port Authority official David Wildstein sent a letter Friday saying evidence exists that Christie knew about the closures when they were underway.
In the letter first reported by Politico, Christie's team says Wildstein "will do and say anything to save David Wildstein."