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Christie In Fort Lee

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Fort Lee, New Jersey (My9NJ) - After Governor Christie made his announcement yesterday regarding his lack of knowledge in the emails and texts that were released surrounding bridgegate, he vowed to make things right with the man at the center of this whole debacle, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich.

Christie headed to Fort Lee to talk with Mayor Sokolich and apologize in person not only for the unannounced lane closures that affected his city back in September, but also for the tone is some of the documents released in which Sokolich was referred to as a “little Serbian”.

Sokolich originally said that Christie’s apology wasn’t necessary, but the governor still felt like a meeting had to take place.

“We had a very good and productive meeting, and I have great respect for the mayor. We had a very good conversation,” Christie said as he left the mayor’s office yesterday.

Throughout the press conference Christie made it clear that he was devastated and humiliated by this whole situation and wants people to know that he is not a bully. He denied knowing any of the facts surrounding these emails and originally believed that his staff members had no knowledge of the bridge closures as well.

“There is no justification for ever lying to a governor or a person in authority in this government, and as a result, I have terminated Bridget’s employment immediately,” Christie said.

Bridget Kelly was one of Governor Christie’s Chiefs Of Staff who was implicated in the emails suggesting that it was “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee”.

In addition, Christie has asked that his former campaign manager Bill Stepien “not place his name in nomination for state party chairman.”

Now there is talk of a possible criminal investigation into this whole debacle to see if there was any abuse of power throughout the whole ordeal. As a former U.S. attorney Christie hated when government officials would take the role of attorney and he will not comment on criminal charges.

Many people still don’t see how Christie couldn’t have known about the call for lane closures when the people at the center of this are those closest to him.

When asked if he considered putting in his resignation over this incident Christie replied, “Oh God no. That’s a crazy question man.”

Click here to see the 900 pages of bridgegate documents.


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