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Bridgegate Trial Primer: What Did Chris Christie Know — and When Did He Know It?

Matt Katz | September 13, 2016

For the last three years, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has maintained that a week's worth of lane closures and traffic jams at the foot of the George Washington Bridge were the result of rogue employees who lied to him. 

But the Bridgegate trial, in which former Christie associates Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni face nine felony counts, may reveal more about what people high up in the administration knew about the scheme—and what they may have done to cover it up.

Christie himself communicated about the lane closures several times during the 121 days between the first morning in which lanes were closed and the day when a smoking gun email revealed a retaliatory political plot. We know the details about some of Christie's conversations, but a trial could reveal far more. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys have evidence that has been kept under seal. 

Follow this link to see a timeline of what we know so far about when the governor dealt with the Bridgegate matter during these 121 days.

Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio/WNYC
Political reporter Matt Katz is The Christie Tracker at NJ Spotlight is hosting his blog and running his stories, which can also be heard on WNYC 93.9 FM and 820 AM, as well as New Jersey Public Radio: Trenton 88.1, Sussex 88.5, Netcong 89.3, and Toms River 90.3.
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