Bill Stepien’s lawyer, Kevin Marino, demanded a correction to a report commissioned by Christie that exonerates the governor and concludes that Stepien lied about not having advance knowledge about the idea.
Christina Renna testified for more than two hours under oath before a committee investigating politically motivated lane closings that caused gridlock in Fort Lee.
New Jersey lawmakers investigating the traffic jams at the heart of the scandal engulfing Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that federal prosecutors have ordered them to share documents they have gathered.
Christie was among several defendants who were initially scheduled to respond to the lawsuits by Friday.
Former Christie loyalists Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien had been fighting subpoenas calling for them to hand over documents regarding a plot to create traffic jams in Fort Lee to retaliate against the town’s mayor.
A longtime aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie testified before a federal grand jury Friday, in a probe of the politically-motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.
The report finds former Port Authority official David Wildstein and ex-Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures.
The issue before a state court judge in Trenton is whether the lawmakers can force Kelly and Stepien to comply with subpoenas in the investigation of politically motivated traffic jams created near the George Washington Bridge last year.
Newly released emails involving a political payback plot orchestrated by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s aides show the governor’s campaign manager was kept informed of complaints over September’s lane closures at the George Washington Bridge even while lanes remained blocked.
A lawyer for a key figure in a political payback scandal involving New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is turning the tables by demanding that investigators submit emails to him.
Lawyers for fired Christie staffer Bridget Kelly and two-time campaign manager Bill Stepien argued Tuesday that complying with the subpoenas carries the risk of self-incrimination.
They say handing over personal emails, text messages and planning calendars would be like testifying against themselves.
Thursday’s town hall meeting in Monmouth County was the first since a political payback scandal engulfed his administration.
Sokolich also was asked to provide documents. The Bergen County Record reported t hat Sokolich sent a letter back to attorney Randy Mastro on Monday declining the request.
A legislative committee investigating the role of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration in September’s lane closures at the George Washington Bridge issued 12 more subpoenas during a meeting Monday.