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The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)
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Notes from Christie-commissioned bridge probe sought

The two former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie under indictment for their alleged roles in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal want access to materials from an investigation that cleared Christie of wrongdoing.

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David Wildstein
David Wildstein (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
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Prosecutors want evidence in lane-closure trial kept private

Federal prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case want to keep evidence they've gathered over the last year and a half from being made public.

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In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic passes through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
In this Jan. 11, 2014, file photo, traffic passes through the toll booths at the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Lee, N.J. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Deliberate approach is hallmark of bridge case prosecutor

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The U.S. attorney prosecuting allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is known as a fierce litigator whose lengthy experience as a defense attorney exerts a balancing effect on his decisions as a prosecutor.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J. speaks in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would confront the nation's "biggest challenges in an honest way."  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J. speaks in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for future retirees on Tuesday as part of a plan to cut deficits by $1 trillion over a decade, an approach he said would confront the nation's "biggest challenges in an honest way." (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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Bridgegate testimony could hurt Christie, political experts say

The attorney for Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly says he'll subpoena anyone necessary to prove his client's innocence.

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David Wildstein – Bridgegate cases rest heavily on his credibility

When the Bridgegate trial begins this summer, federal prosecutors will rely on the testimony of former Port Authority operative David Wildstein to convince a jury that two fellow ex-associates of Gov. Chris Christie were key players in the lane closing scheme at the George Washington Bridge in September 2013.

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Bill Baroni, Chris Christie's former top appointee at the Port Authority, outside the federal courthouse in Newark Monday. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
Bill Baroni, Chris Christie's former top appointee at the Port Authority, outside the federal courthouse in Newark Monday. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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Bridgegate – Bridget Kelly, Bill Baroni plead innocent, face July trial date

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie have pleaded not guilty after they were charged in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as political retribution.

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie listens to the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) in Tyson's Corner, Va., Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Chris Christie and Bridgegate – 69% in NJ don’t believe him

The majority of New Jerseyans still think Gov. Chris Christie has not come clean about his role in the Bridgegate scandal, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday.

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(Mel Evans-Pool/Getty Images)
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Bridgegate scandal – Would you donate to Bridget Kelly’s defense fund?

Last Friday, David Wildstein made headlines when he pleaded guilty to charges involving Bridgegate and implicated Bill Baroni and former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly in the scandal. Today, Kelly is asking people to donate to her legal defense fund.

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David Wildstein, right, arrives with his attorney Alan Zegas at federal court for a hearing Friday in Newark.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
David Wildstein, right, arrives with his attorney Alan Zegas at federal court for a hearing Friday in Newark. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Bridgegate reckoning – A day of indictments, but none implicate Gov. Christie

A former ally of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded guilty Friday to helping to engineer traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 and concocting a cover-up along with two other officials with close ties to Christie.

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Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Tyson's Corner, Va., Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Gov. Chris Christie speaks in Tyson's Corner, Va., Friday, May 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Reaction from Christie, lawmakers, Port Authority on Bridgegate charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Reaction to the news that the three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie were charged, and one pleaded guilty, over the 2013 lane closure on the George Washington Bridge poured in swiftly on Friday.

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