TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Twenty subpoenas for documents are being issued to people and organizations in the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures scandal that involves New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s associates.
The subpoenas went out Thursday, soon after the state Assembly authorized a special committee to extend its inquiry. The committee will not have the power to prosecute, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported.
A total of 17 individuals and three organizations are on notice they can expect to furnish documents and testify, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported.
“This is the next logical step in our investigation into this threat to public safety and abuse of government power,” said Assemblyman John Wisinewski, who is leading the investigation. “We have many unanswered questions about what happened here, who was involved and why. I am confident these subpoenas will shed more light on this situation and I look forward to cooperation from all parties.”
Wisinewski would not name any subpoena recipients until the documents are served, presumably by Friday.