Christie's top lawyer survived Bridgegate, fought opioids and is now talking about it

Christopher Porrino was five days from starting his new job as chief counsel to the governor of New Jersey in January 2014 when the call came telling him he’d have to start early.

“I was asked if I could be up at Drumthwacket by noon,” Porrino said, referring to the governor’s mansion in Princeton.

Minutes earlier, news broke that aides to Gov. Chris Christie had ordered lanes closed on the George Washington Bridge in a political retaliation scheme that would blow up into a national news story.

“Sure,” he recalled saying. “Where’s Drumthwacket?”

A relative outsider, Porrino entered Christie’s inner circle at the …read more

Source: Bergen

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