Chris Christie fires a warning shot at a former ally
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On the third day of the George Washington Bridge toll-lane closure, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was photographed laughing at an event in lower Manhattan with David Wildstein, an old high school acquaintance he’d appointed to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Five months later, Christie wants the world to know that Wildstein is a rotten guy, so rotten that “he was publicly accused by his high school social-studies teacher of deceptive behavior,” as Christie’s staff wrote to reporters on Feb. 1.
What changed? Wildstein turned on Christie first, releasing a letter from his attorney alleging that Christie had deceived the public and that evidence existed tying the embattled governor to the lane closures.