Gov. Christie maintains innocence in Bridge-Gate case

Gov. Christie maintains innocence in Bridge-Gate case

Gov. Christie maintains innocence in Bridge-Gate case (11/7/16)

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie maintained his innocence in the Bridge-Gate scandal in his first interview following the guilty verdicts Friday.

Two of the governor’s former aides were convicted of creating a major traffic jam at the Fort Lee entrance to the George Washington Bridge for political retaliation in 2013.

"CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose asked the governor if he was surprised with the outcome.

"My first reaction was that the jury confirmed what I thought on Jan. 9, 2014, nearly four years ago,” said the governor. “I had 24 hours to make decisions back then, and I thought there were three people responsible."

Christie went on to say that he had no idea about the plan to cause a traffic backup on the bridge.

Attorneys for Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly say they will appeal the conviction. Both were found guilty on seven counts a piece, including conspiracy and wire fraud. Sentencing is set for Feb. 21.

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