>> We need to be willing to talk about it.>> New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in charge in the so-called Bridgegate case. But it appears he'll be at the court of the trial. Federal prosecutors Monday alleging Christie knew about a plot by his associates to shut down lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge.
The goal? To punish the mayor of a town who refused to support Christie's re-election. Opening arguments marking the first time the government directly accused Christie of having knowledge of the scheme as it unfolded. The Governor has repeatedly said he knew nothing at the time. Two former Christie associates are on trial for conspiracy, fraud and other charges.
Former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A third former Christie associate David Wildstein was charged but pleaded guilty and is now cooperating with prosecutors in the case. Lawyers for the defendant say the real villain is Wildstein.
Testimony is scheduled to begin in Federal Court in Newark on Tuesday.