Christie denies he knew about lane closures

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a public forum

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a public forum

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is responding to testimony in court that he was told about plans to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge.

A spokesman for the Republican governor said Friday night that Christie had “no knowledge prior to or during these lane re-alignment” and “no role in authorizing them.”

Brian Murray says anything “said to the contrary is simply untrue.”

Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, testified Friday that she told Christie about a traffic study a month before it happened.

Prosecutors and David Wildstein, the self-described mastermind of the scheme, say that traffic study was just a cover story for a political revenge plot against a Democratic mayor who wouldn’t endorse Christie.

Christie has denied he had any knowledge about the lane closures, and hasn’t been charged.

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