Some Extensions Granted For Bridge Scandal Subpoenas

AP

New Jersey lawmakers have granted extensions to at least some of the people and organizations subpoenaed as part of the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal, according to the Associated Press.

Monday was deadline day for the subpoenas, which requested emails, text messages, and other documents related to the lane closures. Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D), one of the leaders of the investigation, told the AP that almost all the subpoena recipients requested more time. According to Wisniewski, lawmakers were also considering some requests which asked to produce documents on a rolling basis.

A joint legislative panel is investigating the closures, which caused a massive traffic jam in the town of Fort Lee, N.J.

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