FORT LEE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The highest-ranking official in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration testified Monday before lawmakers about last fall’s traffic jams plot.
Kevin O’Dowd, who is Christie’s chief of staff and nominee for state attorney general, told the panel he believed a subordinate who said she had nothing to do with the plot to block traffic near the George Washington Bridge last September. That claim was later revealed to be false.
The subordinate, Bridget Kelly, was fired after emails showed she set the plot in motion by writing, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”