Report: Port Authority officer Thomas 'Chip' Michaels probed after Bridge-Gate flap
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EDISON - A new report says that the Port Authority's executive director has ordered an investigation into one of its officers for his alleged role in the Bridge-Gate traffic flap.
The MSNBC report says that a Port Authority officer, Thomas "Chip" Michaels, sent text messages with updates on the jams caused by the George Washington Bridge lane closures. Michaels also allegedly drove David Wildstein to the bridge on the first day of the traffic jams back in September.
Wildstein is the former Port Authority official who was appointed by Gov. Chris Christie and is accused of overseeing the alleged politically motivated lane closures.
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Michaels grew up in Livingston, the hometown of both Christie and Wildstein, and also coached the governor's son in hockey.