News reports about Christie’s childhood friend appointed to the Port Authority state:
A letter from David Wildstein’s attorney says “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference he gave immediately before Mr. Wildstein was scheduled to appear before the Transportation Committee.”
“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter also reads.
The letter, from attorney Alan Zegas and addressed to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, seeks a reconsideration of the authority’s decision to not pay Wildstein’s legal fees. The letter was first reported by the New York Times.
A spokesman for the governor said a statement would be released shortly.
Zegas’ letter sent shock waves through New Jersey’s political community, with one veteran pundit saying the revelation was a “bombshell.”