How Christie lost his spot on the Trump transition team

"Trump thought Christie was mishandling the transition, and he had “growing concerns” about the governor’s role in the “Bridgegate” scandal in which two of Christie’s close aides were convicted of conspiracy on Nov. 4. During the trial, witnesses testified that Christie was aware of the planning of the scheme. Although the governor has steadfastly denied any role in the scheme to tie up traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., to punish its mayor, when the verdict was announced, a pair of campaign appearances Christie was set to make for Trump were abruptly cancelled."