02/01/2014 05:26 pm ET | Updated Feb 01, 2014

Chris Christie Attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), after a low-key initial response to Friday’s explosive allegations about his bridge-closing involvement, mounted a pugilistic defense late Saturday afternoon, attacking The New York Times and a former political ally in an email to friends and allies obtained by POLITICO.

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