BridgeGhazi Subpoenas For 18 NJ Officials, Guv Office, Christie Campaign
By D.B. Hirsch
January 17, 2014 5:39 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com
Breaking late Friday from Trenton: sources in the New Jersey State Assembly confirm that a wave of subpoenas has been served in the growing BridgeGhazi scandal.
More than a dozen New Jersey officials, including top aides to Governor Chris Christie, were served with subpoenas on Friday as the state assembly begins its investigation into a massive bridge traffic jam that was apparently politically motivated.
Christie, seen as a likely Republican candidate for the White House in 2016, has denied any involvement in the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal that is dogging his second term in office.
Assembly Democrats named 13 individuals who were served with subpoenas seeking information related to the September traffic snarl, created by the abrupt closing of access lanes to the busy George Washington Bridge, which spans the Hudson River connecting New York and New Jersey.
CBS News reports that the New Jersey Assembly committee investigating the scandal issued a total of 20 subpoenas – 17 to individuals and 3 to groups – and that it isn’t over:
A New Jersey state Senate panel is likely to issue subpoenas next week in its investigation into traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge that were apparently politically motivated, a source said on Friday.
Here’s the list of organizations and individuals served today:
- The Office of Governor Chris Christie
- Chris Christie for Governor Inc.
- Christie spokesmen Michael Drewniak
- Christie spokesman Colin Reed
- Christie spokesman Evan Ridley
- Former Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly
- Former Christie aide Matt Mowers
- Christie communications director Maria Comella
- Christie director of departmental relations Christina Genovese
- Christie’s incoming chief of staff Regina Egea
- Christie’s pick to serve as the state’s new attorney general Kevin O’Dowd
- Christie’s former campaign manager Bill Stepien
- Christie’s former chief counsel Charles McKenna
- Christie campaign fundraiser (and Drewniak’s wife) Nicole Davidman
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman David Samson
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey director Patrick Foye
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey senior adviser Philippe Danielides
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey director for government and community affairs Christina Lado
- PBA President, Port Authority Paul Nunziato
- Former Port Authority official Bill Baroni
- Former Port Authority official David Wildstein