New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Tuesday welcomed the prospect of being subpoenaed in a criminal case against two of his former allies accused of directing lane closures on the George Washington Bridge to punish a politician who refused to endorse the governor’s re-election effort.
“If they want to subpoena me, that’s fine,” Christie said at an event in Flowood, Mississippi, as quoted by NJ.com.
Christie was responding to a question from a reporter about Michael Critchley, an attorney for the governor’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, who faces trial on seven charges of conspiracy and corruption. Critchley told a federal judge on Monday that he’s prepared to subpoena “everyone involved” who could establish his client’s innocence.
The governor pointed out that he’s previously spoken with federal investigators for their probe into the so-called BridgeGate scandal.
“I’m happy to tell anybody everything I know, which I’ve done with three separate investigations,” he said, as quoted by NJ.com. “I don’t have any misgivings about that at all.”
Christie previously said on Twitter that the charges against Kelly and Bill Baroni, a former appointee of his at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the bridge, proved that he had “no knowledge or involvement” in the lane closures.