What Became of Text Message Sent by Top Aide to Chris Christie?

WNYC | August 6, 2014 | Politics
Governor downplays relevance of communication sent around time that Bridgegate scandal erupted

Is it New Jersey’s 21st century version of what was asked about Richard Nixon: “What did he know? And when did he know it?”

What did she text to Gov. Chris Christie right around the time of the flap over lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee? And why, after the Bridgegate scandal broke out, was the text message deleted?

Mystery continues to swirl around the content of the message sent to Christie by incoming chief of staff Regina Egea.

The governor’s lawyers won’t talk about why Christie didn’t turn over the text message to investigators – or say whether he deleted any other relevant texts.

Christie himself said Friday: “If I had it I would have turned it over. I have no recollection of it at all. It obviously was something of no moment or no import.”

Read and listen to the full report by Andrea Bernstein of WNYC, a partner of NJ Spotlight.