Transcript for Former Gov. Christie Aide Pleads Guilty in 'Bridgegate' Scandal
The capitol police would not comment on any of the specifics but said that any security lapse is thoroughly investigated. Thank you. And now to the breaking news of bridge gate in New Jersey. The gw bridge in New York City, prosecutors claiming it was political retribution. Two former Chris Christie aides indicted. Here's Ron Claiborne. Reporter: Today federal prosecutors declared this iconic bridge became that traffic nightmare because of a conspiracy by three former top appointees of New Jersey governor Chris Christie, accusing them of orchestrating four days of misery for hundreds of thousands of commuters. 10-4. We're getting calls from irate motorists. Paramedics were notified. Reporter: This morning David wildstein, one of those former Christie appointees and a former high school classmate of the governor's pleaded guilty. He and others orchestrated a deliberate and illegal scheme to punish mark sokolich, the mayor of ft. Lee, for not endorsing governor Christie's reelection. Reporter: Wildstein said he conspired with two top Christie appointees including deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly accused of sending him that infamous email, "Time for traffic problems in ft. Lee." Both saying they're not guilty. With regard to the charges that have been brought against me let me make something very clear, I am not guilty of these charges. Reporter: But nowhere in today's indictments is governor Christie said to have known of the plot. On Twitter, he responded, today's charges make clear that what I've said from day one is true. I had no knowledge or involvement in the planning or execution of this act. David, this scandal has taken a toll on governor Christie. Before he was considered a presidential prospect, but no more.
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