Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority
April 14th, 2014
03:01 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Resignation expected as third investigation is launched in Port Authority

New York (CNN) - Another New Jersey representative on the board of commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is stepping aside, according to several sources with knowledge of the commissioner's plan to hand in his resignation.

Commissioner Anthony Sartor was appointed to his position in 1999 by then-Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Whitman. He continued to serve at the pleasure of several governors including Chris Christie. Sartor is expected to resign soon.
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First on CNN: Christie’s interview with investigators
April 14th, 2014
01:04 PM ET
1 week ago

First on CNN: Christie’s interview with investigators

(CNN) – The first news report linking his top aides to an alleged political payback scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge made Chris Christie “sick to his stomach,” the New Jersey governor told investigators, according to a new memo first obtained by CNN.

After the report in a local paper, Christie called his senior staff to the governor’s mansion. As the meeting began, he was nervous, unsure who else on his staff might be involved in the lane closures.

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Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal
April 10th, 2014
05:44 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal

(CNN) – The state legislative committee investigating the role members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration played in closing down lanes to the George Washington Bridge will continue its work despite being dealt a blow by a local judge.

“We’re going to continue to look at bringing people in for testimony and we’ll continue to work on obtaining other documents,” said Assemblyman John Wisniewksi, the Democratic co-chair of the Select Committee on Investigation, said on Thursday.
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Christie on minimum wage, marijuana
April 9th, 2014
05:53 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Christie on minimum wage, marijuana

Fairfield, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explained Wednesday where he stands on a recent push by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats to increase the minimum wage, saying he’d only support it if it was done in a “commonsense way” and phased in “over a period of time.”

At a town hall in Fairfield, the Republican governor was also pressed twice on the question of improving the availability of edible marijuana for sick children, a product that was made legal last year but has been scarce and difficult to obtain.
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Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas
April 9th, 2014
05:16 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas

(CNN) – Two key figures caught up in the George Washington Bridge traffic controversy that has upended the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will not have to hand over information sought by a state legislative committee investigating the matter.

Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on Wednesday dismissed the panel’s complaints that Bill Stepien and Bridget Kelly had not complied with requests for documents, citing their constitutional right against self-incrimination.
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Deadline set for documents from law firm that conducted internal review of N.J. bridge scandal
April 8th, 2014
07:25 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Deadline set for documents from law firm that conducted internal review of N.J. bridge scandal

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – A New Jersey state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal has set a deadline of Friday for the law firm that conducted an internal probe of the matter to hand over all of its documents.

The firm hired by Gov. Chris Christie's administration - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher –released a report in late March that cleared him of any wrongdoing.

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Key figure in N.J. traffic scandal, David Wildstein, meets with prosecutors
April 7th, 2014
08:38 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Key figure in N.J. traffic scandal, David Wildstein, meets with prosecutors

(CNN) – David Wildstein, a central figure in a political scandal that has upended the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, met recently with federal prosecutors, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter told CNN.

The U.S. attorney's office in Newark is investigating suggestions that top Christie appointees and allies orchestrated traffic tie-ups near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last September.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
April 6th, 2014
11:50 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Former mentor might not back a Christie presidential run

(CNN) – Chris Christie may not have the blessing of his longtime mentor should he decide to run for president in 2016.

Tom Kean, former Republican governor and a staple in New Jersey politics, told author Ryan Lizza he's not sure he'd back Christie if he decides to jump into the 2016 race - a dramatic statement coming from the man who helped Christie get his start in politics.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Inside Politics • New Jersey
April 6th, 2014
09:01 AM ET
2 weeks ago

The 'Inside Politics' forecast: Recruiting Sink to run again

CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.

1. RECRUITING SINK TO RUN AGAIN: Alex Sink is suddenly back in vogue as Democrats look to try again in a Florida House district they lost in a special election last month.

Sink was their candidate then, and a lot of Democrats blamed a subpar campaign on her narrow loss. But Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee leaders remain convinced she is their best candidate in November.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Chris Christie • Florida • Inside Politics • Susan Collins
Committee investigating Bridgegate plans to meet next week, issue more subpoenas
April 3rd, 2014
06:10 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Committee investigating Bridgegate plans to meet next week, issue more subpoenas

(CNN) – The New Jersey state legislative committee investigating Gov. Chris Christie’s involvement in an alleged political payback scheme plans to meet again Tuesday to discuss issuing more subpoenas.

Lawmakers on the committee are particularly interested in getting documents from Christie’s own internal investigation, which last week cleared the New Jersey governor of any involvement in the lane closures to the George Washington Bridge last September.

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