Super Bowl no respite for scandal around Christie

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Super Bowl in New Jersey is not providing a respite for Gov. Chris Christie as he has gone on the offensive after the latest allegations in the traffic-jam scandal some say could derail his possible 2016 presidential bid.

Soon after Christie appeared at a pre-game ceremony on Saturday, his political team sent an email to supporters attacking the former loyalist who says there is evidence that the governor knew about politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge last September as they were happening.

Christie denies that. His office notes that former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive David Wildstein did not offer any proof in a letter sent by his lawyer Friday.

Christie's operation also criticized Wildstein in the email to donors and others.

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