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Even when the crime is causing a week-long traffic jam that strands tens of thousands of innocent drivers, including emergency vehicles, it appears the cover-up is still worse. From UPI:


TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A lawyer tied to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepped an official who lied George Washington Bridge lane closures were for a traffic study, an official said.

Philip Kwon, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's deputy general counsel, spent parts of four to five days helping Bill Baroni prepare for testimony before a New Jersey legislative committee Nov. 25, the official told the Wall Street Journal.


State Sen. Loretta Weinberg, co-chairwoman of a legislative special committee investigating the scandal, said she would try to get an an explanation of Baroni's preparations.

"What concerns me is why the Port Authority or any member of the Port Authority staff, if the allegation is true, would have to spend four or five days preparing somebody who told this story that is obviously incorrect," she told the Wall Street Journal.


Kwon got his Port Authority job in July 2012, after Democratic lawmakers rejected his nomination by Christie to the state Supreme Court, partly over concerns about his family's finances.

Rachel Maddow recently replayed some of Bill Baroni's phony traffic study testimony. He even had various poster-size charts and photos on which he drew circles and arrows to explain the 'study'.

As Deputy Executive Director, Baroni was the highest-level Christie appointment to the Port Authority besides Samson himself.

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:18 AM PST.

Also republished by Christie Investigations.

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