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Prosecutors: We'll Prove Christie Knew About Bridgegate

Trial into New Jersey political scandal starts

(Newser) - Remember Bridgegate ? The New Jersey political scandal in which Chris Christie's administration is accused of snarling traffic on the George Washington Bridge to punish a rival mayor is making headlines again as the trial of two Christie allies begins. And if prosecutors are correct in their opening statements,... More »

NJ Paper to Christie: Ditch Campaign or Return Salary

Governor says he's vindicated in bridge scandal, but critics unswayed

(Newser) - In New Jersey yesterday, two former allies of Chris Christie were indicted in the bridge-closing fiasco of 2013, and a third pleaded guilty . And even though the latter continues to insist that the governor knew of the plan, no evidence has emerged so far to support that. Christie immediately issued... More »

Christie Report Called Sexist in Treatment of Ex-Aide

Bridget Anne Kelly 'seemed emotional' and is given most of the blame

(Newser) - Chris Christie surely knew that the report exonerating him in the Jersey bridge scandal would be called biased because he himself commissioned it. But sexist, too? That's the gist of criticism making the rounds because of the report's treatment of former Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly . Investigators wrote... More »

Christie Aides Wanted to Punish a Rabbi, Too

They joked about a traffic jam near his house

(Newser) - A big batch of emails among current and former Chris Christie aides is out, and while no bombshells appear to be in the mix, one exchange in particular is getting a lot of attention. Weeks before bridgegate , Christie's then deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly , joked with former... More »

Fired Christie Aide Refuses Subpoena, Pleads Fifth

Bridget Kelly is also invoking the 4th Amendment

(Newser) - A former Chris Christie aide at the center of the Fort Lee traffic scandal has refused to surrender subpoenaed documents ; Bridget Anne Kelly is invoking the Fifth Amendment, protecting her from self-incrimination. Kelly, who penned the infamous email calling for "traffic problems in Fort Lee," is also pointing... More »

Commuters Sue Christie Over Bridge Jams

Port Authority 'sociopath' took 1st-hand look at chaos

(Newser) - Yet more "Bridgegate" trouble for Chris Christie: Six New Jersey commuters affected by the traffic scandal have filed a federal class-action suit against the governor, senior aide Bridget Anne Kelly, and the Port Authority, reports the New York Post . All claim they either got to work late or didn'... More »

Christie's Traffic Mess Could Become Legal Mess

The lane closures impeded EMS workers

(Newser) - Chris Christie's personal jam continues today—take a gander at the newspaper covers he woke up to—in light of the traffic-jam scandal that emerged yesterday. One of the more damaging revelations: The Sept. 9-13 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, apparently ordered by Christie aides , caused major... More »

Christie: I'm 'Outraged' at Traffic Allegations

Denies knowledge, says aides will be held responsible for causing gridlock to punish rival

(Newser) - Chris Christie has responded to today's amazing allegations that his aides deliberately caused massive traffic jams on the world's busiest bridge to punish a political rival: The New Jersey governor insists that he had nothing to do with it and suggests that heads will roll, reports Politico . The... More »

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