A Look At Week 1 In The New Jersey 'Bridgegate' Trial

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Loretta Weinberg, Majority Leader of the New Jersey Senate (L) and John Wisniewaki, a New Jersey General Assembly member, address the media outside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Courthouse after opening statements were heard in the "Bridgegate" trial on Sept. 19, 2016, in Newark, N.J. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

The trial in New Jersey’s “Bridgegate” scandal got underway this past week.

A federal court is considering conspiracy and fraud charges against two former associates of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. They’re accused of arranging lane closures that caused a huge traffic jam on the busy George Washington Bridge in 2013 as revenge against a mayor who didn’t endorse Christie’s re-election bid.

They pleaded not guilty, and Christie is not charged in the case, although federal prosecutors allege he knew what was going on.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets the latest from Joe Hernandez of WHYY.


Joe Hernandez, reporter covering South Jersey for WHYY. He tweets @byJoeHernandez.

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