Wow. This is going to be bad for Chris Christie, especially if it is proven he knew what was going on. Both Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly have been found guilty on all counts:
Two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been convicted in a plot to use traffic jams for political retaliation.
Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were found guilty Friday of all counts against them.
Kelly and Baroni were convicted of scheming with former Christie ally David Wildstein to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing him when he ran for re-election in 2013. Wildstein pleaded guilty.
Christie has denied any knowledge of the plot. But Kelly, Baroni and Wildstein all testified Christie was informed about the lane closings either before or while they were going on.
That last part is key. They say he knew. And with these guilty verdicts, you can bet that is going to be looked into a lot more.