NJ Governor Chris Christie's top ally at the Port Authority, who was told by Christie's aide to create "some traffic problems in Fort Lee," will reportedly plead guilty to charges arising from a federal investigation into Bridgegate.
According to the Times, the plea will be announced at a 1 p.m. press conference by the U.S. attorney in New Jersey.
— Janelle Burrell (@BurrellTV) May 1, 2015
David Wildstein, who went to high school with Christie and ran a popular New Jersey political blog before becoming a tool of the governor's, has previously indicated that he's willing to name names.
Mr. Wildstein told several people in the Christie administration that he had discussed the lane closings with the governor as they were happening, an assertion the governor denies. And through his lawyer, Mr. Wildstein has said that other “evidence exists” that Mr. Christie knew about the closings as they occurred. The lawyer, Alan Zegas, did not return calls and emails seeking comment this week.
During a marathon press conference in which he tried to distance himself from his friend, Christie told reporters that he did not like the mean, wrong things David Wildstein said in some emails that the governor had no idea even existed. And then the cock crowed three times.
How do I feel about David now? Listen, what I read yesterday makes me angry. That's the one bit of anger I felt. That language and that callous indifference in those emails from David yesterday, are just over the top and outrageous. It should never, ever have been written or uttered by somebody with a position of responsibility like that, and those sentiments. So that's the way I feel about it, and thanks for the opportunity to further expound on my relationship.
Governor Christie is in McLean, Virginia passing the hat for what is looking like an increasingly doomed presidential run.
.@GovChristie 12/19/13: "At the end of this, you know, you and your paper will owe an apology to Sen. Baroni and Mr. Wildstein."
— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) May 1, 2015
How are you feeling, Governor Cuomo?