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New Jersey / Christie Political Scandal / A Discussion (Part I) #1059432

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 31, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the bridge closing scandal surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie introduced; details given about the e-mails from Bridget Anne Kelly and Christie appointee David Wildstein. [January 9, CHRISTIE - denies any knowledge of this; states he was blindsided and knew nothing about this until it was over.] [January 21, former New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - speculates about whether Christie is telling truth.] The letter from Wildstein claiming Christie knew about the lane closures on the bridge detailed and a statement from Christie's office in response to the Wildstein letter quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Dana Bash, "New York Times" reporter Kate Zernike† and "The Record' reporter Shawn Boberg about Christie and the bridge. [ZERNIKE - outlines what Wildstein is saying about what Christie knew about the lane closings and how what Christie earlier said antagonized Wildstein.] [TOOBIN - says it is "revenge of the nerds" with the personal dimension about Wildstein, the blogger, who was thrown under the bus; suggests Wildstein wants immunity.] [BASH - analyzes the Wildstein letter.] [BOBERG - says the insinuation is Wildstein has evidence to offer.] Other material: [CHRISTIE - downplays his ties to Wildstein in high school.]

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