Emails raise questions about political retribution in Christie controversy

updated 11:35 AM EDT, Wed Jan 8, 2014

In private emails obtained by CNN and other news organizations, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's deputy chief of staff communicates with top Port Authority officials in what appears to be an effort at political retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing the governor's reelection effort. The resulting effort included a traffic study that jammed multiple lanes of the George Washington Bridge for several days last year, including the first day of school. Christie has sought to distance himself and his office from the controversy, saying that they were told the study was justified but its implementation had not followed protocols. The emails were provided under subpoena to a New Jersey state committee investigating the matter. Read the emails below. Related story »