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Ex-official's lawyer: Evidence contradicts what New Jersey governor said about lane closures

File-This Jan. 11, 2014, file photo shows traffic passing through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie made inaccurate statements during a news conference about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, according to a letter released Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, by a lawyer for a former Christie loyalist who ordered the closures and resigned amid the ensuing scandal that has engulfed the New Jersey governor's administration. In the letter, David Wildstein's lawyer said his client "contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2014 - 2:36 PM

TRENTON, N.J. - A former loyalist of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who oversaw lane closings near the George Washington Bridge says there is evidence that contradicts what Christie said about the shutdown during a news conference three weeks ago.

In a letter Friday, David Wildstein's lawyer says his client "contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some."

Attorney Alan Zegas also says there is evidence that suggests the governor knew about the closures as they happened in September. Christie, a Republican presidential hopeful, has has denied knowing of any political motive for the closures until early January.

Wildstein was Christie's No. 2 man at the agency that runs the bridge.

Zegas and Christie's office did not immediately return messages.

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