Christie Appointee to Port Authority Pleads Fifth

by Alec Torres

David Wildstein, appointed to the Port Authority by New Jersey governor Chris Christie, plead the fifth at a state-assembly committee meeting on Thursday.

“I respectfully reserve my right to remain silent,” Wildstein said

Wildstein had been subpoenaed to testify about the closure of all but one lane leading to the George Washington Bridge in September, which caused gridlock in the town of Fort Lee and large traffic delays.

Earlier today, Christie held a press briefing to apologize for the conduct of his aides and appointees. He denied that he had any knowledge that his staff was involved with the lane closures.

UPDATE: Wildstein has been held in contempt by the New Jersey legislative committee for refusing to answer questions.

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