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Feds Withdraw Subpoena Of Top Christie Appointee At Port Authority

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The subpoena was received by the Port Authority on Friday, and it was withdrawn before media outlets like the Wall Street Journal published stories about it Monday afternoon, according to the Record. The subpoena reportedly concerned Samson's "involvement in Port Authority actions," as the Record put it.

It's not clear exactly why the subpoena would have been withdrawn. The U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey is already looking at the George Washington Bridge lane closures and allegations made by the Democratic mayor of Hoboken, N.J., who earlier this year accused the Christie administration of threatening to withhold Hurricane Sandy aid if she did not approve a development deal. The group behind the development was represented by Wolff & Samson -- the politically connected law firm founded by Samson.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan declined to comment about the reports.