02/12/2014 07:02 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2014

Sarah Palin Slams Chris Christie On Bridge Scandal

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) weighed in on the bridge scandal plaguing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in a Tuesday interview with "Inside Edition."

Following Christie's repeated claims that he had no knowledge of his top aide's politically-motivated George Washington Bridge lane closures last fall, Palin told "Inside Edition" she always knew what her own top aides were up to.

“It's hard to be the CEO of an organization and not know what the closest people to you are up to," Palin said. "It's tough not to know. I know when I was mayor and manager of this city and then governor of the state, certainly you know what your top aides are up to.”

In a radio interview earlier this month, Christie insisted he was unaware of emails sent by his staff that called for "some traffic problems in Fort Lee" as retribution against a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse the governor in his reelection bid last fall.

"Let's make one thing clear: the most important issue is, did I know anything about the plan to close these lanes?" Christie said. "And the answer is still the same: It's unequivocally no. In fact, no one's ever accused me of that."

Palin has hardly shied away from criticizing her fellow Republican in the past. In a November interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Palin commented on Christie's "extreme" weight, saying, "it's hard for some people not to comment on it."

And in a November "Today" interview, Palin hesitated to throw her support behind Christie, who is largely regarded as a potential candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

"I would never put my faith and hope in any one politician," she said.



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