New Jersey

US Attorney in NJ to Open Inquiry into Claims Over Politically Motivated GWB Lane Closures

Current governor Chris Christie's old job

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The U.S. attorney in New Jersey will open an inquiry into claims that public officials orchestrated a massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge to settle a political score, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

The report appeared just minutes before Governor Chris Christie, a possible Republican White House contender, was due to address the brewing scandal over his staff's role in orchestrating the traffic jam after a local mayor declined to endorse Christie's re-election bid.