Chris Christie finally steps to the microphones in response to the devastating revelations of his office’s role in the spiteful traffic jam engineered to pay back the Democratic Mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing Governor Christie’s reelection bid last year. It is scheduled to begin at 11:00am ET.

He released a statement yesterday denying any knowledge of his staffers’ actions:

What I’ve seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge. One thing is clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better. This behavior is not representative of me or my administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions.

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