David Wildstein, the founder of PolitickerNJ under the pseudonym Wally Edge, former Mayor of Livingston, former high school chum of Governor Chris Christie and Christie’s number 2 man at the Port Authority of NY/NJ until he resigned under pressure over the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal know as Bridgegate, is set to plead guilty to so far unspecified charges in federal court tomorrow, according to a report at Bloomberg Business.
Wildstein is believed to have orchestrated the GWB lane closures after receiving an email from Christie’s former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Ann Kelly, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee” on August 13, 2013. Two of three GWB toll lanes servicing Fort Lee were closed from September 9 through 13, 2013. Political retribution against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat, for refusing to endorse Christie’s 2013 re-election is believed to be the motivation for the lane closures which tied up traffic in Fort Lee for many hours during the four day scheme.
The Bloomberg report, which does not cite its sources, suggests that Wildstein’s plea is an indication that he is a cooperating witness against other members of the Christie Administration and former Port Authority officials.