Wednesday, April 9. 2014
According to Scott Raab, who has been covering the Port Authority and Bridgegate for Esquire Magazine, David Wildstein is cooperating with United States Attorney Paul Fishman’s investigation of the now infamous Fort Lee lane closures to the George Washington Bridge in September, 2013. The unexpected closures caused extreme traffic delays and inconvenience to commuters into and out of New York City.
Wildstein, who was appointed to the Port Authority by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, gave the infamous order to close the lanes after he received an email from Bridget Kelly, Christie’s Deputy Chief of Staff that said, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” He responded, “Got it.”
The rest as they say, is history, or about to be.
Because Bridget Kelly also has offered to cooperate.
Wildstein and Kelly offered to tell all in exchange for immunity. Whether Fishman agreed to their terms remains to be seen.
Between them they know where all of the bodies are buried, so to speak.
Fishman has started calling witnesses to testify and present evidence to a federal grand jury in Newark.
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