Bridge Scandal Probe Should Continue Without Key Republican: Editorial
February 17, 2014


We know now that Bill Baroni’s testimony in November about a fictitious “traffic study” that caused the infamous traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge was a big lie.

So it is disturbing to learn through text messages obtained by The Star-Ledger editorial board that Sen. Kevin O’Toole was working with Baroni and his sidekick at the Port Authority, David Wildstein, to spin this story.

The records show that within one minute of finishing his testimony, Baroni sent a text message to Wildstein asking about the reaction in Trenton. A few seconds later, Wildstein tells Baroni: “O’Toole stat...

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