Lawmakers Get First Documents In Latest Christie Scandal Subpoenas


The latest round of documents subpoenaed in the legislative investigation of Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) administration began to arrive on Monday, according to two lawmakers leading the probe.

Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) and Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D) reiterated in a joint statement that “numerous” extensions had been given to the people and organizations who had been subpoenaed. The original deadlines on the subpoenas had been Monday.

Twenty individuals and organizations were subpoenaed for emails, text messages, and other documents relating to last September’s lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Some Democrats have alleged the closures were ordered by officials in the Christie administration to retaliate against a mayor who declined to endorse him.


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