David Wildstein, the former Port Authority official at the center of the George Washington Bridge lane-closings scandal, spent several days meeting with federal prosecutors in Newark last week, according to a report posted online by a Washington-based publication that says it covers “insider news” about the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Feds wouldn't comment on the report, according to the Newark Star-Ledger
, so we don't really know what if anything was discussed in the meetings. However, keep in mind that Wildstein is the guy who claims to have told New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about the lane closures while they were in progress, a claim that Christie's own whitewashing report didn't completely dispute. Moreover, this is a tantalizing reminder of the grounds upon which Wildstein had said he would cooperate:
Wildstein’s lawyer, Alan Zegas, could not be immediately reached for comment. In recent months, Zegas has said publicly on multiple occasions that his client would cooperate with investigators if he were to be granted immunity from prosecution.
Obviously, we don't know anything beyond the fact that these meetings seem to have taken place, and that David Wildstein once claimed he had evidence that Christie new about the lane closures while they were taking place. If nothing else, perhaps these talks he's having with the Feds will help sort out whether in fact he was telling the truth.