New Jersey

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

Current governor Chris Christie's old job


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.