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Investigator Says "Crimes Were Committed" In New Jersey Traffic Jam Scandal

Created: 01/12/2014 11:25 AM KAALtv.com

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A Democratic New Jersey lawmaker leading a state investigation into a traffic jam scandal that has ensnared Republican Governor Chris Christie's administration, says private email exchanges show a crime was committed.
    
Appearing Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," Assemblyman John Wisniewski says using a public resource such as the George Washington Bridge for political retribution violates federal and state laws.
    
Four people close to Christie lost their jobs after a top aide gave the go-ahead to shut lanes to the bridge. Lawmakers are investigating allegations that Christie loyalists intended to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse him.
    
Christie has said he didn't know of any plot to close the lanes.
    
Wisniewski says it "strains credibility" that the hands-on governor wasn't told by senior advisers who received emails about the closings.

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