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Chris Christie to take questions on radio show

Chris Christie to take questions on radio show
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:53am

(CNN) -- For the first time since e-mails linked his office to the decision to close lanes to the George Washington Bridge, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to take questions from Garden State residents Monday night.

Christie will appear on the "Ask the Governor" radio show on New Jersey 101.5 live at 7 p.m. ET.

Christie hasn't held a news conference or taken questions from New Jersey residents on developments in the investigation since January 9, when he held a nearly two-hour news conference the day after the e-mails connecting officials close to Christie to the lane closings emerged.

The governor has not publicly taken questions on accusations against his administration by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who alleged she was warned that Superstorm Sandy recovery funds may be tied to her support for a development project.

And Friday, former Port Authority official and Christie associate David Wildstein claimed in a letter that Christie knew of the lane closings at the time, which is at odds with the governor's account.

He appeared on several sports radio shows last week during the run-up to the Super Bowl, but the hosts said on-air they were limited by Christie's staff to asking questions only on sports.

Christie last took part in the "Ask the Governor" show December 23, when he said of the lane closures that he had asked "my staff to give me a full briefing. They've told me everything that we know. None of this makes sense, it's all about politics."

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