The Port Authority official who oversaw the lane closing at the George Washington Bridge said that he had he informed Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey about it at a Sept. 11 memorial while the closings were occurring, according to an internal investigation released on Thursday by lawyers for the governor.Sure, it's true that this was a report conducted by a firm hired by Christie. And sure, it's true that the the firm didn't talk to any of the individuals it said were involved in ordering the lane closures. And it's also true that the firm had no legal authority for its investigation, and therefore was unable to place anybody under oath. But they didn't find any evidence that Christie was behind the lane closures, so therefore he must surely be innocent, right?
The official, David Wildstein, told Mr. Christie’s press secretary of the Sept 11 conversation at a dinner in December just before his resignation from the Port Authority, according to the report.
The report said that Mr. Christie did not recall any such conversation and finds no evidence that he was involved in the scheme, which snarled traffic for thousands of commuters in Fort Lee, N.J., from Sept. 9 through the morning of Sept. 12.
But they did find that he was an emotional basket case...
It suggests that Mr. Christie became highly emotional at a meeting in the State House in January when he learned that Ms. Kelly and Mr. Stepien were involved in the scheme, even “welling up with tears.”...because as every good Christie fan knows, he's the real victim here. Not the people who were enforced to endure days of gridlock thanks to the actions of his administration.