Prosecutors: Christie Knew About Bridge Lane Closings

According to prosecutors, Gov. Chris Christie was aware of his associates’ plans to shut down George Washington Bridge lands in an act of retribution against a local mayor for failing to support him. Such an accusation was made Monday during the opening statements for a trial against two former Christie officials who allegedly organized the lane closures and subsequent cover-up. Christie has repeatedly claimed he was unaware of any such plans, but now both prosecutors and defense attorneys have publicly stated that he did know.