- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer isn’t impressed with a letter written by a former New York Port Authority official that asserts New Jersey Governor Christ Christie knew of the George Washington Bridge lane closures when they were happening. 

“So what if he knew?” Mr. Krauthammer asked, “…Everybody in New Jersey knew. It was on the news. The place was a mess. So, knowledge isn’t the issue, it is, did he order it?” he said while appearing on Special Report with Bret Baier Friday night.


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Mr. Krauthammer went on to argue that there was nothing in the letter to prove that Mr. Christie had knowledge of how or why the lanes were closed or that he knew that the order had come out of his office.

He went on to speculate that the letter came out in conjuncture with the Super Bowl, which will be played in New Jersey for the first time, in order to “ruin him.”

“Here we are, two days before the Super Bowl, in New Jersey, first time,” Mr. Krauthammer said. “It’s a place where Christie can appear on the scene, look like he’s in charge, look as if he’s got all this behind him, and the lawyer releases the letter precisely on the eve of the big day to ruin him,” he said added that it all seems “weasel-y.”