Christie critics seize on ex-appointee's claims about closures
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie's critics are seizing on claims from a former loyalist that the Republican governor knew about massive traffic tie-ups near the George Washington Bridge last year as they were happening.
The lawyer for the former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive who ordered them said in a letter released Friday that evidence exists that Christie was aware.
No evidence was presented in the letter.
But the allegation contradicts Christie's claim that he was unaware of the jams until after they happened.
They were the result of lane closures that appear to have been politically motivated.
The Democratic National Committee says the allegations mean that Christie could be forced to talk about things other than Sunday's Super Bowl being held in his state.
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