TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Twenty people and organizations close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were due to turn over emails, text messages and other documents involving an apparent vindictive plot to block traffic near the George Washington Bridge, though almost all the subpoena recipients have requested more time.
Meanwhile, Christie spoke about the scandal Monday for the first time since his marathon news conference on Jan. 9.
Assemblyman John Wisniewski, the co-chairman of the joint legislative panel leading the investigation, told The Associated Press that some extensions of Monday’s deadline were granted. The requests of others who were asked to produce documents on a rolling basis were also being considered.
“The committee has begun receiving material responsive to its subpoenas, with more responses expected in the near future in a cooperative effort with subpoena recipients,” Wisniewski and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), the committee’s co-chair, said in a joint statement.