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Fort Lee Mayor: ‘I Take Christie at His Word’ About BridgeGate, But…

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich told Meet the Press’ David Gregory Sunday morning that he took New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “at his word” about the governor’s involvement in the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, but intimated that there may be more information to be uncovered about the scandal.

“[Christie] unconditionally expressed that he had absolutely no knowledge or no involvement whatsoever in this plot,” Sokolich said of his Thursday meeting with Christie. “We then went on to request that he provide us with adequate insurance that Fort Lee and the area will never, ever experience this again. I take him at his word.”

“Initially he wanted to come up,” Sokolich continued. “I was discouraging of that because I thought that, in light of the ongoing investigations, allow them to ripen a little bit more and then come up. But you know what: Fort Lee always will open their arms to a sitting governor. He came. He was candid. It was, I thought, a productive conversation. So again, I take him at his word. There’s just a lot of stuff out there, though.”

Watch the full clip below, via NBC News:

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