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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is taking some heat over what one of his staffers may have known about lane closures on roads leading to the George Washington bridge-- a major thoroughfare to and from New York City.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso explains:

E-mails and text messages have surfaced suggesting a top aide to Republican Governor Chris Christie shut down several lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge and creating a traffic nightmare last September. All, apparently for political payback against the Democratic Mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey who didn't endorse the Gov.

Wisniewski: "There's two possibilities. I mean, either he doesn't know what's going on in his front office or that there's lying going on."

New Jersey Assembly Duty Speaker John Wisniewski. Christie, who's considered a GOP Presidential front-runner, says he's outraged but that he was also misled.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

Chris Christie

Thursday morning, Governor Christie held a news conference to address the bridge scandal.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

Governor Chris Christie says he was blind sided yesterday when emails surfaced suggesting his top aide ordered the closure of traffic lanes last September to the George Washington Bridge as punishment because Fort Lee, New Jersey's Mayor didn't endorse Christie's re-election bid.

Gov. Christie: "I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on my team."

The Republican Governor says he's fired aide Bridget Kelly for lying to him and several investigations are also underway.

Christie was considered a top contender in the 2016 presidential race.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

LISTEN to residents of Fort Lee, New Jersey react to Gov. Christie and the bridge scandal:

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