An internal review of the George Washington Bridge lane closures scandal is expected to clear some aides of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
The finding clears the way for blame to be placed primarily on staffers already named â€“ former deputy chief of staff Bridget Kelly and former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official David Wildstein.
The report also is expected to find that Christie was not involved in the incident in which staffers are alleged to have orchestrated lane closures to create heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic on and near the bridge that connects New Jersey to New York.
The news organization attributes its report on a person familiar with the findings.
The report is expected to be made public on Thursday morning and copies will go to the U.S. attorney’s office and a state legislative committee in Trenton, the state capital. Both are investigating the incident
The Journal also reports that the findings will address accusations by the mayor of Hoboken that Christie deprived the city of aid tied to Superstorm Sandy because the mayor did not support a development plan pushed by Christie’s office.
Christie said Wednesday he could not comment on the rpeort.
“All the important questions will be answered,” Christie said during a radio broadcast Wednesday.