NJ Governor Christie is discussing the George Washington Bridge gridlock scandal. He said that he fired Bridget Anne Kelly, one of his senior aides, who ordered the Fort Lee traffic problems via email: "She lied to me." He also claims he never saw the emails between Kelly and his appointees in the Port Authority until yesterday. "There's no justification to lying to a governor."

Christie humbly begin with, "I apologize to people of NJ, I apologize to people of Fort Lee, I apologize to the people of the State Legislature. I am humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my team. There is no question their conduct was completely unacceptable and showed a lack of respect for government and people they were trusted to serve." But also: He said, "I had no knowledge or involvement in this issue in its planning or its execution. And I am STUNNED by the abject stupidity that was shown here regardless of what the facts ultimately uncover."

Further, Christie said, "I would never have come out here and made a joke about these lane closures [weeks ago] if I had ever had an inkling that anyone on my staff would have been so stupid to be involved and then so deceitful to not disclose the information of their involvement to me when asked by their superior."

"I am heartbroken that someone I permitted to be in my circle of trust for the past five years has broken that trust," Christie said. He did take responsibility, kind of, "I am responsible for what happens under my watch. The good and the bad. When mistakes are made then I have to owe up to them."

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Christie said he was "blindsided" by the revelations, which he found out after his workout. He saw the documents for the first time on the Bergen Record's website yesterday. He confirmed reports that he fired his campaign manager Bill Stepien, who led him to a historic re-election victory, "I was disturbed by the tone and attitude of callous indifferent in the emails displayed by my campaign manager Bill Stepien." Stepien was also in line to head the NJ Republican Party. He asked Stepien to withdraw his consultancy to the Republican Governors' Association, which Christie chairs, "If I cannot trust his judgement, I cannot ask others to do so."

Christie also repeatedly said he doesn't know Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich and that he's never met Sokolich.