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  Christie Aide Said Governor ‘Lied’ to Media in Bridge Case
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News DateWednesday, August 10, 2016 01:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie “lied” in a news conference when he said his senior staff and campaign manager weren’t involved in the George Washington Bridge scandal, an aide texted to a colleague at the time, according to court documents.

The aide, Christina Renna, texted as Christie spoke on Dec. 13, 2013, and denied his top staffers and former campaign manager Bill Stepien closed lanes near the bridge in September 2013 as an act of political retribution, according to a filing by an ex-ally under indictment.

“Are you listening?,” Renna texted, according to the filing. “He just flat out lied about senior staff and Stepien not being involved.”
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