New Jersey Governor Chris Christie discusses the ''Bridgegate'' lane closure scandal, after two former associates were convicted for their roles following a six-week trial. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told CBS' Charlie Rose he could "never figured out" why two former associates would have been involved in the "Bridgegate" lane closure scandal, following a six-week trial that served to further tarnish the Republican's damaged reputation. Bridget Kelly, the governor's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, were found guilty in Newark federal court on all counts. They were convicted of fraud, conspiracy and depriving the residents of Fort Lee, New Jersey, of their civil rights. Christie, who is in charge of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's transition team, has not been criminally charged, but the scandal has torpedoed what was once seen as a promising political career. Christie has again denied having had any advance knowledge of the scheme to choke traffic heading for the busy George Washington Bridge, which links New Jersey and Manhattan.