Gov. Chris Christie: What Text Message?

Gov. Chris Christie: What Text Message?

"Text message? I don't remember no stinking text message." That's the gist of what Gov. Chris Christie said as he talked to the media Saturday. He was responding to testimony given by Regina Ega, who was being questioned before the state legislative committee an Bridgegate. She said that she texted the governor about the GWB lane closings, but later deleted it.

Gov. Chris Christie today said he doesn't recall receiving a text message from a top aide in December as talk of the controversial lane closings at the George Washington Bridge intensified.

Regina Ega, whom the Republican governor has named his next chief of staff, testified last month before a state legislative committee that she texted Christie about testimony given by Port Authority officials concerning the lane closings but later deleted the message.

Christie, though, said he has no memory of that.

"I have no recollection of her ever sending me a text," he said today during a news conference outside the town hall in Parsippany. "So I can't remember what it was over."--

Christie has denied any personal involvement and has said he didn't know of staff members or allies being involved until emails were leaked in January.
But Egea, the governor's liaison to the Port Authority, said she sent messages to Christie about testimony given by Bill Baroni, then the agency's deputy director, to a state Assembly panel in November.

The drip-drip-drip of the Bridgegate scandal continues on.


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