But a closer look at the letter, which was posted by the Wall Street Journal, leaves a lot of questions. According to the relevant paragraph from attorney Alan Zegas, “It has also come to light that a person within the Christie administration communicated the Christie administration’s order that certain lanes on the George Washington Bridge were to be closed, and evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference he gave immediately before Mr. Wildstein was scheduled to appear before the Transportation Committee. Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the Governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some.”
This is all very slippery language. For instance, “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of” leaves a lot of wiggle room.
In the press conference, Christie didn’t necessarily deny having knowledge that the lanes were closed. In the press conference, he said, “I knew nothing about this. And until it started to be reported in the papers about the closure, but even then I was told this was a traffic study.”