TRENTON, N.J. – 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.