A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie whose job included getting re-election endorsements from mayors said Tuesday that he was “dumbfounded and disappointed” to learn that the mayor of Fort Lee was apparently targeted in a political payback plot orchestrated by Christie loyalists.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie admitted Wednesday he’s thinking about running for president and said that by the time 2016 arrives the controversy over last year’s George Washington Bridge lane closures “will be a footnote.”
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has sued the Christie administration for denying open public records requests stemming from the controversial George Washington Bridge lane closures.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added their voices Tuesday to those seeking to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal has billed its lawyers more than $725,000 to date, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
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.