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Document: Officer tied to Christie went to breakfast with executive who ordered lane closures

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic crosses the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. Police officers on the George Washington Bridge last September during lane closures apparently ordered by Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s aides as political payback said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions created and were told not to talk about it on their radios, according to a summary provided by their lawyer to a legislative panel investigating the scandal. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic crosses the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. Police officers on the George Washington Bridge last September during lane closures apparently ordered by Republican Gov. Chris Christie‚Äôs aides as political payback said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions created and were told not to talk about it on their radios, according to a summary provided by their lawyer to a legislative panel investigating the scandal. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic passes through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. According to an attorney who works for the union representing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officers, 11 officers said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions created by closing lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, and were told not to talk about it on their radios. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic passes through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. According to an attorney who works for the union representing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officers, 11 officers said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions created by closing lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, and were told not to talk about it on their radios. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic crosses the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. Police officers who were on the George Washington Bridge during the September 2013 lane closures said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions being caused by the change and were told not to talk about it on department radios, according to a summary provided by their lawyer to the legislative panel investigating the scandal. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic crosses the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. Police officers who were on the George Washington Bridge during the September 2013 lane closures said they warned superiors about the hazardous conditions being caused by the change and were told not to talk about it on department radios, according to a summary provided by their lawyer to the legislative panel investigating the scandal. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police lieutenant with ties to Gov. Chris Christie ate breakfast with the executive who ordered the closures on the George Washington Bridge as commuters were stuck in traffic.

A summary provided to a legislative panel investigating lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last September says Lt. Thomas Michaels told investigators that he gave David Wildstein a tour of the traffic around Fort Lee on Sept. 9, 2013.

He said that he didn't discuss anything substantive with Wildstein beyond Wildstein's account that it was for a traffic study.

Michaels told investigators that Wildstein had called him the week before and asked him what would happen if three lanes were reduced to one.