A former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie alleged that the governor lied during a 2013 news conference about his senior staff and campaign manager’s involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, according to a court filing.
“Yeah, I have absolutely no reason to believe that,” Christie said. “And I’ve made it very clear to everybody on my senior staff that if anyone had knowledge about this that they needed to come forward to me and tell me about it, and they’ve all assured me that they don’t.”
Asked about Stepien, who ran Christie’s re-election campaign, the governor said Stepien “has assured me the same thing.”
In the text message exchange with Renna, Sheridan responded: “Gov is doing fine. Holding his own up there.”
“Yes. But he lied. And if emails are found with the subpoena or … are uncovered in discovery if it comes to that it could be bad,” Renna said.