Christie Admits Office Has Been Subpoenaed
It happened during a monday evening “Ask the Governor” radio interview on WKXW:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Monday acknowledged that his office had been subpoenaed by the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey in relation to the bridge scandal that has rocked his administration.
Christie said his office would comply with the federal subpoena.
The Republican governor’s acknowledgement comes after a former aide, Bridget Anne Kelly, who allegedly conspired to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge as political retribution against a local mayor invoked her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in the state legislature’s investigation.
Christie nonetheless sought to maintain his footing by waving off new questions about the precise timing of when he learned about closed lanes on the George Washington Bridge last fall as “just a game of gotcha.”
Speaking for the first time since a former Port Authority officia said that “evidence exists” to contradict the governor’s blanket denials about his knowledge of the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey governor waved off the suggestion that he wasn’t being forthcoming.
“The most important issue is, did I know anything about the plan to close these lanes? Did I authorize it, did I know about it, did I approve it — did I have any knowledge about it beforehand? And the answer is still the same: it’s unequivocally no.”