Reports: NJ Assembly Will Subpoena Christie’s Campaign, 19 Others

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New Jersey lawmakers investigating September’s lane closures on the George Washington Bridge plan to subpoena Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) campaign as part of their ongoing probe, NBC News reported on Thursday.

The network cited “a source involved with the probe” that said the campaign would be one of the three organizations being subpoenaed.

Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D), who has been leading the investigation of the bridge scandal, announced Thursday that 17 individuals would be hit with subpoenas in addition to the three “organizations,” according to Asbury Park Press reporter Bob Jordan.

Wisniewski said there will be no further public disclosures about the subpoenas until they are issued.

In addition to the Assembly committee, the state Senate has established a committee to investigate the lane closures, which some Democrats have alleged were ordered by Christie’s allies. Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said Thursday that she plans to issue subpoenas to three officials.

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