takes high as US Supreme Court weighs ‘Bridgegate’ case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — “This is not going to end well.”

Those words spoken by a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official in the summer of 2013 could hardly have been more prophetic.

The plot to create gridlock near the busy George Washington Bridge that September to punish a mayor for not endorsing Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left a trail of wreckage in its wake.

The scandal, dubbed “Bridgegate,” derailed Christie’s 2016 presidential bid, led to criminal convictions for two of his top aides, damaged the credibility of the Port Authority and reinforced New Jersey’s reputation as a cesspool of political corruption. It also left state taxpayers on the hook for more than $15 million in legal fees.

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