By Alexandra Jaffe - 01/08/14 12:07 PM EST
New emails link a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lane closures that snarled traffic on the George Washington Bridge last year, the clearest connection between the Republican and a growing scandal that threatens his presidential prospects.
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” she emailed David Wildstein, a high-school friend of the governor.
Wildstein emailed back: “Got it.”
Other Christie aides were mentioned or copied on the emails after Wildstein ordered the lanes reopened, including David Samson, the chairman of the Port Authority; Bill Stepien, Christie’s former campaign manager and now New Jersey GOP chairman; and Michael Drewniak, the governor’s spokesman.