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U.S. Attorney Issues Subpoenas To Christie Campaign, State GOP In GWB Probe

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has subpoenaed records from Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign and the state Republican Committee in its probe of the George Washington bridge scandal.

Mark Sheridan -- an attorney with the firm Patton Boggs, which represents both groups – said in a statement Thursday that the firm had received the subpoenas.

"We can confirm that the Christie for Governor re-election campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee received subpoenas for documents from the U.S. Attorney's office in addition to the subpoena the campaign previously received from the state legislative committee," Sheridan said in a statement. "All three subpoenas focus on the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge. The campaign and the state party intend to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney's office and the state legislative committee and will respond to the subpoenas accordingly."

A special investigative committee of the state Assembly last week also issued 20 subpoenas – one to Christie’s re-election campaign -- in its probe of the September lane closures that gridlocked Fort Lee for nearly a week.

Christie has denied any knowledge of the closures and fired one aide – Bridget Anne Kelly, his former deputy chief of staff – who appeared to order the closures in an email to a former Port Authority executive, David Weinstein, who has since left the bi-state authority.

Sean Conneamhe January 23, 2014 at 09:31 PM
"Impeach Christie..."
Christine Flapp January 24, 2014 at 01:10 AM
Innocent until proven guilty which will never happen--proud retired NJ court reporter campaign volunteer.
zekeman January 24, 2014 at 09:09 AM
How about an article/investigative reporting on real corruption with our do-nothing progressive Sen. Menendez? First the illegal pedophile immigrant intern on his staff which was ignored by the press (and the INS) until AFTER the Nov. 2012 election, then Federal investigation with the Doctor in Miami on kickbacks (still under investigation BTW), AND JUST NOW he is close to being brought up on charges by the Federal Justice Dept for illegal influence/kickbacks/meddling etc on behalf of 2 Florida Ecuadorian Banker brothers who are fugitives on the lam and responsible for bankrupting that countries largest Bank and absconding with billions???. Where is this story Mr. Brown? Oh - doesn't fit the leftist progressive agenda? Look it all up folks....more important than a bridge closing for a couple of days. A lot more...
Meredith Mascitello January 24, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Can't find your post about this http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/robert_menendez_under_federal_investigation_for_allegedly.html Why not?
Phil Brooks January 24, 2014 at 09:43 AM
Christine, It's obvious you're partisan, as I've seen that bias in other posts on other Patches. Therefore, you have no credibility. // As an aside, all it'll take to nail Christie is to find the weakest link in the chain. With Wildstein, Baroni and Kelly, it shouldn't be all that difficult and it'll be worth granting immunity to all and using them as bait to land the biggest fish. Right now, Christie is dangling from a single thread of "plausible deniability." It won't take long to reel him in. And, then, my guess is that you and your partisanship will be nowhere to be found.
George Murphy January 24, 2014 at 02:08 PM
Christine and zekeman - Don't bend. They are all in denial because bottom line: The Dems are looking for anything they can to shut down any possibilities of a Republican candidate.
jim Apruzzi January 24, 2014 at 04:00 PM
The liberal media will never be honest and truthful when it comes to the Liberal in this country , We can see that down from the president down to the local Government
Phil Brooks January 24, 2014 at 04:26 PM
Come on George, We were having a decent conversation on another thread and you come up with the "Don't bend" comment? // You and I both know that unscrupulousness and corruption comes in all sizes, flavors and colors. This just in: It ain't just Christie.
Phil Brooks January 24, 2014 at 04:29 PM
Jim Apruzzi, Though grossly outnumbered, the conservative media doesn't exactly play it straight down the middle, either. You only think they're fair because they're saying stuff you want to hear. Doesn't necessarily means it's right.
George Murphy January 24, 2014 at 04:46 PM
Yes PB, I do not disagree,,,,,,,,,,BUT,,,,,,,,,,,,,, putting all the cards on the table is not what is being done here. IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Menendez - these were established incidents (as was the lane closures), but no investigative action was taken other than having it swept under the carpet. I will no longer gripe when I see all of these issues addressed, the same way, with the same logic and zeal. Let's not kid ourselves. The left uses the right to cover their wrongdoing instead of facing the music....You know I am correct, here!!!! I'm workin' on ya - I'll get you to come around one of these days.
Phil Brooks January 24, 2014 at 08:00 PM
George, I'll never come around because there's nothing to come around to. They're all crooks and, if the Republicans wanted to hang the Democrats for the latter's misdoings, my guess is that they wouldn't hesitate. And vice versa. After all, you don't truly think the Republicans are actually taking the high road and, in a spirit of cooperation, are willing to look the other way on Benghazi, IRS, etc., do you? Which means there might not be enough there for the Republicans to hang the Democrats with. Don't misunderstand; the previous sentence does not constitute an endorsement of the Democrats' ways--not by a long shot. // The only card on the table now, at least here in NJ, is Christie. To add other national issues constitutes an effort to deflect and mis-direct and reeks of being a sore loser, as in 'Look what the Democrats got away with, I want to get away with that, too.' Deal with each issue as it comes up. Besides, as many people have short attention spans and many news outlets live from news cycle to news cycle, there's a possibility that the longer this drags out, the better is the chance that some new issue will come up to distract from the Christie one. I wonder how Watergate would have been covered using today's landscape.

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