David Wildstein was once a loyal trooper for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and one of the administration’s top people at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Now, he may be the public’s best chance of knowing the truth behind a plan last summer to purposely create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., by choking off access to the George Washington Bridge.
He implemented the closures after receiving an email from a Christie aide saying, “Time for some traffic problems.”
The motive, though, remains a mystery.
Wildstein’s lawyer has hinted in recent days that he might be willing to tell more about what the Republican governor knew and when. He resigned in December.
Christie and his aides contend Wildstein will say anything to save himself.