Sunday, June 17, 2018
Politics

Former aide in text: Christie 'flat out lied' in bridge case

NEWARK, N.J. — A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie texted to a colleague during a news conference about the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal that Christie "flat out lied" when he denied his senior staff and campaign manager were involved, according to a new court filing.

A transcript of the text is contained in court filings submitted late Tuesday by attorneys representing Bill Baroni, who faces trial in federal court next month with Christie's ex-deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly.

They are accused of orchestrating the September 2013 closing of access lanes to the bridge to create traffic jams in the city of Fort Lee to punish its Democratic mayor for not endorsing the Republican governor, prosecutors say.

Christie on Wednesday denied that he lied.

"I absolutely dispute it. It's ridiculous. It's nothing new," Christie told reporters in New York City after co-hosting a sports talk radio show Wednesday morning. "There's nothing new to talk about."

He also noted that the information came from a filing from a defense lawyer and wasn't from someone who was under oath.

In Tuesday's filing, attorney Michael Baldassare hinted there are many more texts still to be revealed.

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