Governor Christie will address the media this morning, his first public appearance after documents were released showing a member of his staff was at the heart of the George Washington Bridge lane closures.
January 9, 2014

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Christie will hold a news conference in his outer office in the State House at 11 am, his office just announced.

The Record and other media reported Wednesday that Bridget Anne Kelly, one of Christie's deputy chiefs of staff, had sent an email to David Wildstein, a Christie appointee at the Port Authority, saying "It's time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."

While many believed the closures were retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat who did not join other members of his party in endorsing Christie, Christie said previously that his staff and campaign had no knowledge of what caused the days-long tragic jam in Fort Lee. He said he believed Bill Baroni, who he appointed as deputy executive director of the transportation agency, who said the traffic jams were caused by a traffic study.

Both Wildstein and Baroni have resigned.

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