Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has met with federal prosecutors about the deliberate, gridlock-causing lane closures at the George Washington Bridge last year.
Thursday’s town hall meeting in Monmouth County was the first since a political payback scandal engulfed his administration.
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.
Gov. Christie says he began asking about the traffic jams in Fort Lee last year soon after he heard they were a source of contention.
The Assembly and Senate plan to vote Monday to establish the joint bipartisan committee with power to subpoena people and correspondence related to the lane closings and abuse of power allegations.
Gov. Chris Christie hired a legal team headed by a former federal prosecutor, one day after lawmakers tapped another one to investigate an apparent political payback scandal.
The New Jersey lawmaker heading up the state investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures has raised the possibility of impeachment if the probe uncovers ties to Gov. Chris Christie.
The documents show that as soon as the lanes on the bridge were shut down a slew of angry emails began flooding into the Port Authority.
Deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly’s employment was terminated Thursday morning effective immediately, Gov. Chris Christie said.