Emails emerged Wednesday tying some top staffers of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the closing of lanes on a busy bridge in September, which caused major traffic problems. The emails add fuel to allegations that the closing of the lines were part of a political vendetta against mayor who did not endorse Christie for re-election in 2013.
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” Christie’s deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly emailed David Wildstein, a top Christie ally at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, according to documents obtained by various news organizations today.
Christie has not yet commented on the emails.
In December, Christie mocked a reporter for asking about the scandal at a press conference, joking that he was personally involved.
“I worked the cones, actually,” Christie joked. “Unbeknownst to everybody, I was actually the guy out there. I was in overalls and hat, but I was actually the guy working the cones out there. You really are not serious with that question?”