CHRIS CHRISTIE

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Two former officials linked to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office were sentenced Wednesday for their role in the 2013 Bridgegate lane closure controversy.

Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff in Christie’s office, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Earlier in the day, Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority, was sentenced to 24 months in prison.

The charges stemmed from the abrupt closure of local traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, one of the world’s busiest bridges, for four days in September 2013. The lane closures caused severe traffic delays and endangered commuters between Manhattan and New Jersey, court documents said.

Christie has not charged with a crime in relation to Bridgegate.

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MADDOW BLOG

Rachel Maddow tells the sordid backstory of Chris Christie's criminal prosecution of Donald Trump's son-in-law's father, and looks at new reports of the purging of Chris Christie's work on President-elect Trump's transition to the White House.

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“Bridgegate prosecutors urge jury to see through ex-Christie aides’ ‘fantasy’ defense”


POLITICO

Bridget Kelly arrives with her attorneys at the federal courthouse in Newark. | AP Photo/Rich Schultz

Bridget Kelly arrives with her attorneys at the federal courthouse in Newark. | AP Photo/Rich Schultz

“Chris Christie’s epic collapse”


POLITICO

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“Ex-aide says Christie’s office created ‘alternate universe’ after bridge scam, set her up for blame”


POLITICO

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CARTOON


“Prosecutors say Chris Christie knew about Bridgegate much earlier than he claims”


THINK PROGRESS

Prosecutors from the United States attorney’s office asserted on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who has maintained that he had no idea about the plan to close the George Washington Bridge as an act of political retribution, was fully aware of the plan as it was happening back in 2013.

Prosecutors from the United States attorney’s office asserted on Monday that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who has maintained that he had no idea about the plan to close the George Washington Bridge as an act of political retribution, was fully aware of the plan as it was happening back in 2013.

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