This seems very odd, that Christie would make claims which could so easily be contradicted by reporters willing to put in the work, but that's been the 'Bridgehazi' story so far. None of it makes sense until it all does, and Christie is out of a job, or it stays muddled and he carries on for 2016.
via the Wall Street Journal
Gov. Chris Christie was with the official who arranged the closure of local lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 11, 2013 — the third day of the closures, and well after they had triggered outrage from local officials beset by heavy traffic.
It isn’t known what, if anything, Mr. Christie discussed with David Wildstein that day, when the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official was among the delegation of Mr. Christie’s representatives who welcomed him to the site of the World Trade Center for the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks there.
And here is what Christie said last week:
CHRISTIE: “I have had no contact with David Wildstein in a long time, a long time, well before the election,” which was held Nov. 5, Mr. Christie said last week. “You know, I could probably count on one hand the number of conversations I’ve had with David since he worked at the Port Authority. I did not interact with David.”
The Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann discusses the picture and the latest news on the story with Simon Constable on the WSJ's "LunchBreak" webcast.