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State Troopers Deny Christie Helicopter Flew Over GWB During Lane Closures

Police agency's statement comes on the heels of a revelation that state investigators were looking into the governor's helicopter flight records.

New Jersey State Police said Gov. Chris Christie’s helicopter did not fly over the George Washington Bridge nor the then-gridlocked town of Fort Lee during the September 2013 lane closures widely referred to as “Bridgegate.”

None of the three helicopter flights transporting the governor during the week of Sept. 8, 2013, “flew over, or close to either the George Washington Bridge or Fort Lee, including the flight on 9/11,” a New Jersey State Police spokesman wrote in a short release to the media on Tuesday.

The state legislative committee investigating the Bridgegate scandal had been looking into the governor’s air travel records during the five-day period that Fort Lee traffic lanes were closed last year, The New York Post reported Monday.

Upon hearing of the probe, Christie’s office said the governor flew from New York City to Trenton on Sept. 11—the third day of lane closures—but declined to elaborate on the helicopter’s flight path, according to NJ.com.

A Christie spokesman also denied that former Port Authority executive David Wildstein and the governor ever shared a helicopter, The Star-Ledger reported.

The Bridgegate scandal has been a thorn in the governor's side for more than a month now, negatively impacting his approval ratings and even spurring on some opponents who are calling for his resignation.

Tom Maras February 20, 2014 at 07:50 AM
@ John Santaella Do you think Jesus send Wisniewski and his pack of salivating liberals in to mash Christie's apples or did the devil make him do it?
John Santaella February 20, 2014 at 10:47 AM
I don't give a hoot who gets the credit as long as this bully is outed. You're really hung up on the "L" word, aren't you. You're rather boring and boorish.
Ridgewood Mom February 20, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Governor Chrisus Christus. hehee ;p
John Santaella February 20, 2014 at 01:29 PM
You're a comedy writer, aren't you? That's funny.
George Murphy February 20, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Thank you Tom! I had no particular motive for posting this other than I liked it and wanted to share it with everyone. I wasn't told so, but I believe that it's a true situation. Sometimes it doesn't matter who we are, or how we think, these life experiences get us to focus away from ourselves and on to what really matters in the long haul.

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