Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bill Baroni, entered the pleas through their attorneys Monday before a judge in Newark.
It has been more than a year since the lane closure scandal on the George Washington Bridge, and a legislative committee has been investigating why the three access lanes were shut down – snarling traffic.
New Jersey and national Democratic Party leaders marked the anniversary of the “Bridgegate” scandal with an event in Fort Lee on Monday morning.
New Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they had planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year.
The New Jersey state committee investigating the scandal at the George Washington Bridge is set to hear from one of Governor Christie’s top aides.
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.
The notes show Christie pulled together key members of his government and political teams after the scandal broke.
Gov. Chris Christie on Friday defended a report by taxpayer-funded lawyers who cleared him of any involvement in closing lanes near the George Washington Bridge for political reasons, saying it “will stand the test of time.”
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.
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.
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.
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.