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Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at an event hosted by The McCain Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
The New Jersey State Assembly panel investigating Gov. Chris Christie's lane closure scandal has released thousands of pages of new documents uncovered during its investigation, available for download here. The documents are from subpoenas filed with the New York New Jersey Port Authority. According to The Bergen Record, it's too early to say what if anything new we will learn from the documents, which matches my assessment—especially since I haven't even been able to download them all.

From what I have seen, there's a fair amount of duplication, but it's clear that David Wildstein, the Chris Christie appointee who resigned over the scandal in December, was the guy orchestrating things from within the Port Authority. Wildstein, you may recall, is the guy who received the email from Christie's deputy chief of staff that it was "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."

On a related note, in a December 2012 profile of Wildstein, Christie's office made it clear that Wildstein was intended to be the governor's enforcer at the Port Authority.

“He is there in that job because he is well suited to the task of playing a role in reforming the Port Authority in accordance with the governor’s goals,” said Christie’s spokes­man, Michael Drewniak.
It's an interesting profile, and definitely worth a read—perhaps while waiting for the newly disclosed documents to download.

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