There May Be ‘About A Dozen’ New Bridge Scandal Subpoenas Issued Today

AP

The New Jersey lawmakers investigating Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) bridge scandal may issue “about a dozen” new subpoenas on Monday afternoon, a source in the State House told TPM.

The joint legislative committee investigating the scandal is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. ET on Monday. Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D), one of the committee’s co-chairs, told TPM last week that, for the time being, it is solely focused on allegations the governor’s allies ordered lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September to retaliate against the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J.

Along with these accusations, the Christie administration has been accused of threatening to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid from the mayor of Hoboken, N.J. unless she approved a real estate project there.

Since last week, committee members have been looking at documents that were handed over in the latest round of subpoenas. Christie’s office, re-election campaign committee, and top spokesman were among the 20 individuals and organizations subpoenaed in that round.

The source who spoke with TPM declined to discuss who might receive the new subpoenas since the development was not “definite.”

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