TODAY | February 03, 2014
>> reporter: this weekend, the governor's team ran a new political play. striking back at ex- port authority official david wildstein. saying christie knew about the bridge mess while it was happening last fall. christie denies that. the lawyer made the allegations in a letter demanding the port authority pay wildstein's legal bills.
>> nothing that says the governor knew contemporaneously which is the allegation he's making now.
>> reporter: christie had already distanced himself from wildstein who supervised the lane closure, both attended the same high school .
>> david and i were not friends in high school , we were not acquaintances in high school .
>> but high school came back in a stinging memo sent to christie supporters saturday that stated david wildstein will do and say anything to save david wildstein. the memo listed a series of criticisms of wildstein's work and character including this. he was publicly accused by his high school social studies teacher of deceptive behavior.
>> reporter: and we attempted to get confirmation or a response from david wildstein about this new memo. we were unsuccessful. governor christie says he knew nothing about the plot behind the traffic scandal until that news broke about a month ago. natalie?
>> kelly o'donnell in ft. lee, new jersey, thanks so much,