[1/10/17] New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was arguably President-elect Donald Trump’s first major endorsement. The governor went on the campaign trail for Trump and reportedly gunned for the roles of vice-president, attorney general and secretary of homeland security.
He previously led Trump’s transition effort, only to be replaced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence.
Now Gov. Christie’s February endorsement seems to have all been for nothing. Longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone told The Daily Caller Sunday this is because Christie “got caught lying to Donald.”
“Trump asked Christie if there was anything that would come out of the Bridgegate trial that would be embarrassing to him and Christie said, ‘No,’” Stone told TheDC. “And that is of course not true because at least three witnesses have said in that trial that Christie had prior knowledge of the bridge closing.”
The New Jersey governor has continued to deny any knowledge the closure of the George Washington Bridge in 2013, despite witnesses testifying in trial that he knew what was going on.