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Before they were allies, Trump claimed Christie 'totally knew' about bridge closure

Two of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former aides were found guilty on all counts in the Bridgegate trial on Friday, having been accused of both conspiracy and fraud over the 2013 lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, which were allegedly an act of revenge against a political enemy.

The scandal, which has dogged Christie ever since, was also ammo for Donald Trump when he was running against Christie in the Republican presidential primary. Although the two are now allies — Christie was even considered for vice president — in December 2015, Trump said, "The George Washington Bridge. [Christie] knew about it … He totally knew about it."

Christie endorsed Trump in February and is the head of Trump's White House transition team. He will be campaigning with the candidate in New Hampshire on Saturday.