Mysterious GWB Inquiry Widens With Resignation

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) -

A Port Authority official is resigning effective Jan. 1, saying a controversy over a mysterious traffic problem on the George Washington Bridge has become “a distraction.” David Wildstein’s announcement Friday comes as officials say the September lane closures were for a traffic study, denying suggestions they were orchestrated by Gov. Chris Christie as political retribution. Wildstein was appointed by Christie and is seen as one of his chief allies in the agency.