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.
The report finds former Port Authority official David Wildstein and ex-Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures.
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.
For four days in September, traffic jams ostensibly orchestrated for political purposes clogged streets and trapped motorists in their cars for hours.
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.
New Jersey’s largest newspaper says it now regrets endorsing the Republican governor for re-election last year.
Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich has launched more claims against Governor Chris Christie’s administration.
The governor said he will not let the situation overshadow the bipartisan accomplishments of his first term or stand in the way of achieving new ones.
A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll shows Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval stands at 59 percent, with 32 percent disapproving.
Prominent Republicans leapt to Gov. Chris Christie’s defense while Democrats say it’s difficult to believe he knew nothing about a plan by a top aide to close lanes at a the George Washington Bridge.
A New Jersey State Assembly panel released hundreds of pages of internal documents Friday afternoon as federal prosecutors and others examine the case.
Deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly’s employment was terminated Thursday morning effective immediately, Gov. Chris Christie said.
David Wildstein asserted his right to remain silent on the advice of his lawyer. Wildstein refused to say where he previously worked and his lawyer said he would assert the right to remain silent to all questions.
A New Jersey assemblyman who is holding hearings on whether lane closures on ramps to the George Washington Bridge last year were an act of political retribution says that he has reviewed emails, text messages and other documents on the matter and cannot find any traffic-related explanation for the closures.