A New Jersey legislative committee has ordered current and former aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie and two officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in the committee’s probe of politically motivated traffic jams last year near the George Washington Bridge.
New Jersey taxpayers will pay $340 per hour for law firms to represent some state employees as lawmakers and prosecutors investigate lane closures near the George Washington Bridge.
The notes show Christie pulled together key members of his government and political teams after the scandal broke.
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.
Democrats have warned that they will issue more subpoenas in the “Bridgegate” scandal that is threatening Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
Doug Burns, a former federal prosecutor not involved in the ‘Bridgegate’ scandal, said the U.S. Attorney’s Office likely believes a closer look is warranted.
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.
A new poll shows approval of Christie among New Jersey residents hovering at 51 percent.
The report finds former Port Authority official David Wildstein and ex-Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures.
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.
A series of votes taken by David Samson as a Port Authority commissioner have raised ethical questions because they appear to benefit clients of his private law firm.
They say handing over personal emails, text messages and planning calendars would be like testifying against themselves.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in Maryland Thursday, returning to the national stage for the first time since the “Bridgegate” scandal, and touting his conservative credentials to a powerful Republican group.
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has met with federal prosecutors about the deliberate, gridlock-causing lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last year.