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Chris Christie denies new claim he knew about bridge lane closures
Attack in letter from former loyalist at Port Authority
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office maintains he knew nothing about politically motivated lane closings on a busy bridge to New York City that caused massive traffic jams last year.

His office is disputing a claim to the contrary in a new letter from the lawyer of a former loyalist. In a letter Friday, the lawyer for the former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official who ordered the lane shutdowns on the George Washington Bridge said Christie knew about the closures as they happened in September.

The lawyer for David Wildstein also "contests the accuracy" of other statements from the governor but did not say which statements.

On Friday, Christie's team underlined what Christie has said since December: that he didn't know the lane closures before they happened, or about any political motivation until much later.

Allegations that his aides closed lanes on the span that connects New Jersey to Manhattan as political revenge against a local mayor, have complicated Christie's prospects of a presidential run.

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    man and i tough politicians were full of shit in this country .
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The Associated Press

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office maintains he knew nothing about politically motivated lane closings on a busy bridge to New York City that caused massive traffic jams last year.

His office is disputing a claim to the contrary in a new letter from the lawyer of a former loyalist. In a letter Friday, the lawyer for the former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official who ordered the lane shutdowns on the George Washington Bridge said Christie knew about the closures as they happened in September.

The lawyer for David Wildstein also "contests the accuracy" of other statements from the governor but did not say which statements.

On Friday, Christie's team underlined what Christie has said since December: that he didn't know the lane closures before they happened, or about any political motivation until much later.

Allegations that his aides closed lanes on the span that connects New Jersey to Manhattan as political revenge against a local mayor, have complicated Christie's prospects of a presidential run.

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