New Jersey Governor Chris Christie repeatedly claimed he did not know about the order to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge until the story broke in the media. Today, a letter from the lawyer for former Christie appointee David Wildstein claims "evidence exists" that the Governor's account is not true. Anderson takes a close look.
Chris Christie today began his second term as New Jersey's Governor. So far, there is no evidence directly tying Christie to the George Washington Bridge lane closures or threats to withhold Sandy relief funding to Hoboken. Anderson spoke with Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who calls the investigation into the Christie scandals "a witch hunt."
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer just finished speaking to federal investigators about her allegations that New Jersey’s lieutenant governor withheld Sandy relief money as political payback. Only on AC360, Mayor Zimmer reveals the letters she says back up her case. She also answers Anderson's questions about why she did not go public with her accusations before news of the bridge scandal broke.
Click here to view Mayor Zimmer's letter from April
Click here to view Mayor Zimmer's letter from May
Watch part two of Anderson's interview with Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer:
Anderson discussed the allegations and Mayor Zimmer's evidence with Dana Bash and Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.
Twenty new subpoenas were issued today in the investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal. New Jersey lawmakers are trying to find out if top advisers to Gov. Chris Christie orchestrated or covered up the four-day traffic jam for political purposes. Dana Bash has the latest.
Anderson discussed this with Senior Political Analyst David Gergen and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
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