Bridgegate: Governors Christie and Cuomo Discussed Lane Closings “Within Days” of Reopening reports, “Within days of Fort Lee access lanes to the George Washington Bridge reopening, Gov. Chris Christie’s political confidant and top appointee to the Port Authority, David Samson, warned New York agency officials they ‘made a big mistake’ in the leaking [of] the “Fort Lee issue” to reporters.” The report adds, “Scott Rechler, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top appointee to the bi-state agency’s board of commissioners, testified Christie and Cuomo talked about a month after the Fort Lee lane closures, and that Christie expressed aggravation over executive director Patrick Foye and his belief that [the] New York appointee was leaking information to reporters.”