Report: Christie's Pal Monitored Bridge Lane Closures

A police officer who is a longtime friend of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was at the George Washington Bridge during lane closures that jammed traffic and sparked a scandal in the governor’s administration, MSNBC reported on Sunday. Port Authority Police Lt. Thomas "Chip" Michaels — who grew up in Christie’s hometown of Livingston, N.J. — was monitoring snarled traffic when the lanes closed, MSNBC host Steve Kornacki said, citing documents submitted to a legislative committee by another Christie hometown friend, David Wildstein. Wildstein is the former Port Authoritiy official who supervised the lane closings, purportedly in political retribution against Fort Lee's mayor.

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