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.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Emails bust GOP NJ Gov. Christie's lies about his aides not punishing political opponents: Kelly: 'Time for some traffic problems in Ft. Lee'; Wildstein: 'Got it'
NorthJersey.com just published a trove of Chris Christie administration emails busting months of denials by the GOP governor that hours-long traffic tie-ups on the George Washington Bridge were the results of a "study" by the state's Port Authority and not political payback using commuters as pawns to the mayor of Ft. Lee for not being loyal enough to Chris Christie's administration. From the website: