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Christie’s Cell Phone in Bridge Scandal May Torpedo VP Chances

  • Ex-allies charged in bridge case seek access to Christie phone
  • Christie is on Trump’s short list ahead of GOP convention
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Veepstakes Season Hits Home Stretch as Conventions Loom

Chris Christie’s chances of being named Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick may hinge on deepening questions about his role in the George Washington Bridge scandal -- like what happened to his phone?

A criminal case involving two ex-Christie allies took a bizarre turn in recent days as no one can account for a phone he used to send texts during legislative hearings on the 2013 traffic jams. With Christie on a short list of vice presidential hopefuls, the scandal is again in the news as Trump plans to name his running mate before the July 18 start of the Republican convention in Cleveland.