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TODAY   |  February 03, 2014

Key documents due in NJ governor probe

Today could be a key day in the “Bridgegate” investigation swirling around N.J. Gov. Chris Christie as new revelations call into question what he knew about politically motivated lane closings on the George Washington Bridge and when he knew it.  Today many documents such as emails are due to a N.J lawmaker’s special committee. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

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>> 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,