Former Christie campaign aide subpoenaed by committee
April 30th, 2014
07:05 PM ET
7 months ago

Former Christie campaign aide subpoenaed by committee

(CNN) – New Jersey state lawmakers investigating an alleged political payback scheme involving aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have subpoenaed Matt Mowers to testify, a legislative source said.

Mowers, a former Christie campaign aide, is now executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party.

He was asked to appear on May 13 before the panel, which is investigating suggestions that traffic jams at the foot of the George Washington Bridge last year in Fort Lee were orchestrated by Christie allies to punish that town’s mayor for not backing the governor’s reelection.

The source also said Port Authority executive director Pat Foye, who was also scheduled to testify next month, will now talk to the committee in June.

On May 6, lawmakers will hear from Christina Renna, who worked under Bridget Anne Kelly, a former top Christie aide and a key figure in the scandal, and Port Authority board member Pat Schuber.

A week later, Mowers and Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak will appear.

The U.S. Attorney’s office is also investigating.


Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. steve

    I hope the wall is starting to finally crumble under that fat governor!

    April 30, 2014 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  2. Chris-E...al

    Its just a little something to sleep on thats all ?

    April 30, 2014 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  3. MaryM

    Let the singing begin. Krispy is toast

    April 30, 2014 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  4. Thomas

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is not looking good .

    To much smoke .

    May 1, 2014 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    --enough spending on this NJ Bully.

    May 1, 2014 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Which is worse for Christie? Evidence comes out that shows the he lied about his involvement, or not being involved and being proven to be one of the most incompetent politicians of all time?

    May 1, 2014 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  7. J.Kenedy

    Look, if you're past the age of reason, say 6 years old, you know Christie ordered the whole blockage. That's the kind of thing Bullies do and nobody is more infamous a bully than Christie. We MUST do better than people like him and Walker and the rest of The Tea Party drones.

    May 1, 2014 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  8. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    The Kocks will save him. He's their best choice. Unfortunately this country respects bullies. It's what this country was founded by. Look how they bullied the Native Americans. This was their country. And now they're forced to live on reservations. Take the big S. My ancestors were bullied into servitude for 100's of years and some even now think that was a good thing.

    This country respects bullies and for that reason Christy could end up POTUS.
    God help us if that happens.
    Sorry to be so pessimistic but that's how I see it. 😠

    May 1, 2014 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Wake Up People .... wrote:

    This country respects bullies and for that reason Christy could end up POTUS.
    God help us if that happens.
    Sorry to be so pessimistic but that's how I see it.
    ---------------------------
    No need to apologize for exercising your freedom of speech. I respect the fact that you're being brutally honest. I think our democracy has already passed the point of no return. We've been transformed into an oligarchy. And, thanks to new laws and judicial rulings that allow politicians to be bribed legally and anonymously, most people will never realize the change has been made.

    May 1, 2014 09:54 am at 9:54 am |