More heads may be rolling in New Jersey: Recently released emails suggest a top staffer for Gov.
Christie’s office has insisted that the lane closures, which caused problems for Fort Lee, N.J., just across the George Washington Bridge from
[Updated, 2:30 p.m.: The governor said in a statement Wednesday that he had no knowledge of his office's direct involvement in the bridge closure, which he called "unacceptable."
"I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge," Christie said.]
Christie won 60% of the vote in November, cruising to an easy victory that made him a front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination. But these emails could throw a wrench into that plan: They provide more ammunition for Christie's political opponents, who claim that the governor bullies other politicians.
Already, the Democratic National Committee has seized on the flap, creating an online video reminding voters that Wildstein and Christie were high school pals, and that the controversy has gone on for 121 days so far, with few answers.