David Wildstein — the man who masterminded the lane closures that brought traffic in Fort Lee to a stop for days on end, pleaded guilty to federal crimes, and is cooperating with prosecutors — was the topic of more than one discussion on the fourth day of the Bridgegate trial.
For starters, Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye acknowledged for the first time that he was powerless to prevent Wildstein from doing whatever he wanted, because he was being “protected” by Gov. Chris Christie.
Foye also came in for his own comeuppance, admitting that he knew from the start that the “traffic study” was a sham, despite issuing numerous statements to the contrary.
Among the other highlights of yesterday’s testimony:
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