One of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s own aides thought Christie “flat out lied” about the “Bridgegate” scandal in 2013, according to a new court filing.
That December, in the midst of political fallout after lane closures on the George Washington Bridge led to traffic jams in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Christie held a press conference denying that anyone from his office was involved with the closures. The court document reveals a text exchange between two of Christie’s staffers while he was speaking, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday morning.
“He just flat out lied about senior staff and Stepien not being involved,” aide Christina Renna texted Peter Sheridan, referring to Christie’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien.
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