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Opening Days At The ‘Bridgegate’ Trial06:32
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, right, and her attorney Michael Critchley Jr., arrive at Federal Court for a hearing Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Newark, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, right, and her attorney Michael Critchley Jr., arrive at Federal Court for a hearing Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Newark, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP)
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The Bridgegate trial is underway this week. And in opening statements, prosecutors cut straight to the chase- claiming New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew all about the plot to shut down traffic lanes of the George Washington Bridge in September 2013 in order to punish a local mayor for withholding political support.

Matt Katz is a politics reporter for WNYC. He’s spent years following New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and reporting on Bridgegate. He’s been in court this week following the trial, and today he joins us from Philadelphia.

This segment aired on September 21, 2016.

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