Christie to freeholder: 'I will f---ing destroy you'

  • Christie to freeholder: 'I will f---ing destroy you'

Christie to freeholder: 'I will f---ing destroy you'

Back on December 13, 2013, Christie gave a lengthy news conference on the issue of the lane closures from Fort Lee onto the George Washington Bridge, where he denied knowing anything about the closures and said his staff was not involved.

Renna testified about her once-warm relations with Kelly. I'm the f**king governor of this state'.

The exchange between Christie and Curley came to light during testimony on the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal where three local access lanes of the George Washington Bridge were reduced to one allegedly as punishment for Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich's failure to endorse Christie for re-election.

A text message from Christina Renna that said Christie "flat out lied" when he denied his senior staff and campaign manager were involved was released as part of a legal filing in August.

The scandal, which tarred the governor's ill-fated run for the presidency, has led to increasing questions about who else in the governor's office knew about the plot at the bridge.

That text, which has been previously reported, was "a poor choice of words", Renna said. He later apologized to Christie, the freeholder said. "He just flat out lied about senior staff and Stepien not being involved".

The Renna admission came as a rare burst of good news for Christie at the trial, which has featured unflattering testimony about him and his administration's courting of Democrats.

Christie has said that he did not personally know of the closures, but David Wildstein, a former close aide, said during the trial that he told the governor about them.

David Wildstein, the government's key witness, testified last month that he informed others in Christie's inner circle about the conspiracy and that the governor was told about the ensuing traffic jams on the third of their four days.

We're all aware of how rough-and-tumble New Jersey Governor Chris Christie can be, but it was all laid out hilariously in a courtroom this week when a fellow elected official was asked to testify about a particularly testy exchange between himself and the Governor after the 2012 disaster Hurricane Sandy.

She called it being put in the "penalty box".

On Jan. 8, 2014, Kelly's notorious email to Wildstein, "time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee", became public.

A spokesman for the governor wasn't immediately available to comment Thursday.

When the bridge toll lanes were closed the week of September 9, 2013, Sokolich-who could not reach anyone at the Port Authority-finally got through to that IGA staffer, Evan Ridley, and expressed his frustration. Kelly said, according to Renna.

"She said, 'well, good can mean a bunch of different things". "He lit into me with expletives like you wouldn't believe". Curley, who was the director of the freeholder board at the time, said he turned to Christie staffers and said, "So where is that fat motherfucker?"

"He basically replied that this was a Port Authority matter, that it was not a matter for the governor's office", Ashmore said.

Crying, Kelly said, "I'm so sorry, Christina".

"I don't need your vindication", she said Kelly snapped at her.