|A 2013 cartoon from the New York Daily News lampoons Governor Christie's direct role in the George Washington Bridge lane closings -- confirmed today by federal prosecutors at the trial of two former Christie administration officials.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Federal prosecutors told a jury in Newark today Governor Christie "knew that his close associates were involved in a plan to shut down lanes ... as it was happening and that the closings were intended to punish a local mayor for declining to support him," The New York Times is reporting.
"It was the first time Mr. Christie, a Republican, has been accused of knowing about the scheme as it unfolded," the newspaper says.
"The prosecutors made the assertion during opening statements in the trial of two former Christie administration officials" charged with closing upper level George Washington Bridge access lanes in September 2013 and then covering it up.
The GOP thug was found guilty long ago in the court of public opinion.