It was another busy week in Christie world.
Over the past several days, Governor Christie announced a deal to allow a gas tax hike to pay for transportation projects in New Jersey… he called Donald Trump a genius on Fox News Sunday for losing nearly a billion dollars in 1995… and, after a long weekend, former port authority official David Wildstein was back on the stand for week 3 of the Bridgegate trial.
WNYC’s Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein and the Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran join us with the latest. Speaking with host David Furst, Matt says defense attorneys have been working hard to portray Wildstein as a ‘crazy, lying lunatic.’
Meanwhile, Matt adds, ‘Wildstein has said that basically, almost every person close to Christie knew during the period of the cover-up.’
According to testimony from Wildstein, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo knew more about efforts to cover up the lane-closure scheme than he let on. Andrea breaks down what we know so far.
The Christie Tracker Podcast is a production of WNYC, an NPR-affiliate in New York City.