Update: Governor Christie issued a statement late this afternoon denying he knew anything about the lane closures.
David Wildstein said through his lawyer today that Christie knew about the lane closures in real time and he can prove that some of Christie’s statements about the incident are false. He is requesting a plea deal from the DA in exchange for turning state’s evidence.
David Wildstein, former high school friend of Chris Christie’s, and the Port Authority official who oversaw the lane closures on the George Washington bridge last summer, has given a letter to his attorney stating that the bridges were closed in response to “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.
He said he can prove that some of the statements made by Christie during his recent two-hour press conference and subsequent to that are false.
Wildstein took the Fifth on January 10th when he appeared before a panel of state lawmakers, who then charged him with contempt.
On January 17th, his lawyer said he would reveal more if he was granted immunity.
Read more at the New York Times