Wildstein takes stand as ‘Bridgegate’ star witness

 David Wildstein arrives at Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse for a hearing Friday in Newark, New Jersey. Wildstein pleaded guilty last year to orchestrating traffic jams in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Gov. Chris Christie.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

David Wildstein arrives at Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse for a hearing Friday in Newark, New Jersey. Wildstein pleaded guilty last year to orchestrating traffic jams in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Gov. Chris Christie. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Testimony resumes next week in the ongoing Bridgegate trial. David Wildstein, a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official who pleaded guilty in the lane closing case, took the stand Friday as the government’s star witness.

Wildstein said he and his boss operated under the “one constituent rule,” which meant they did not serve commuters or staff — just Gov. Chris Christie.

WHYY’s Joe Hernandez sat down with Newsworks Tonight’s Dave Heller to discuss the case.

You can hear their conversation below.

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