Chris Christie’s Career Takes Another Hit With ‘Bridgegate’ Convictions
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political career sustained a serious blow Friday after two of his former allies were found guilty of conspiring to shut down the nation’s busiest bridge to punish a local mayor who refused to support the governor’s reelection bid.
Christie has been a forceful advocate of the Republican presidential candidate and serves as head of Trump’s transition team.
While Christie wasn’t charged in the “Bridgegate” trial, the case produced a steady stream of new allegations against the governor that probably will haunt him as he tries to position himself as a significant player in a potential Donald Trump administration. Christie has been a forceful advocate of the Republican presidential candidate and serves as head of Trump’s transition team.
On the first day of the trial, which began early last month, prosecutors alleged that Christie knew about the plan to tie up traffic on the George Washington Bridge as it was happening. A key witness who admitted his own role in the affair would later testify that when he told Christie about the plot, Christie laughed.