Deadline set for documents from law firm that conducted internal review of N.J. bridge scandal
April 8th, 2014
07:25 PM ET
8 months 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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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Key figure in N.J. traffic scandal, David Wildstein, meets with prosecutors
April 7th, 2014
08:38 PM ET
8 months 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
8 months 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
Committee investigating Bridgegate plans to meet next week, issue more subpoenas
April 3rd, 2014
06:10 PM ET
8 months 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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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation
April 3rd, 2014
02:04 AM ET
8 months ago

Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation

The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey could be meeting with a new witness soon as part of the investigation into allegations that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration held Superstorm Sandy recovery funds hostage in Hoboken.

The Hoboken city council voted Wednesday night to approve a measure that would allow Mayor Dawn Zimmer to waive attorney-client privileges, paving the way for a city attorney to comply with a subpoena for documents from the U.S. Attorney's office.

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April 3rd, 2014
12:01 AM ET
8 months ago

Chris Christie: The $33 million man

Washington (CNN) – It appears the George Washington Bridge controversy that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's been dealing with back home in the Garden State hasn't affected his standing nationally as one of the Republican Party's most potent fundraising rainmakers.

The Republican Governors Association announced Thursday that the group has raised a record $23.5 million the first three months of this year, and $33 million since Christie took over as RGA chairman in late November. That's a new fundraising record for the first four and a half months of a new RGA chairman's tenure.

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Filed under: 2014 • Chris Christie • Fundraising • New Jersey • RGA
Christie stabilizing in new poll, but few believe he's clear from scandal
April 2nd, 2014
02:25 PM ET
8 months ago

Christie stabilizing in new poll, but few believe he's clear from scandal

Updated 4:19 p.m. ET, 4/2/2014

(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie's approval ratings appear to be stabilizing in New Jersey after they dropped significantly following the George Washington Bridge controversy, according to a new survey.

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll was conducted after a review commissioned by Christie's administration cleared the New Jersey governor of any wrongdoing in the bridge controversy.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Polls
March 28th, 2014
07:15 PM ET
8 months ago

Another key Christie ally leaves his job amid scandal

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – Another top ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has resigned amid a political scandal that has roiled the Republican's administration and clouded his potential presidential prospects.

Christie announced at a news conference Friday that David Samson, who chairs the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, stepped down earlier in the day, effective immediately.

Also see: Highlights from Chris Christie's news conference

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
March 28th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
8 months ago

Highlights from Chris Christie's news conference

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – Chris Christie did something Friday that he had not done in more than two months – hold a news conference.

The Republican governor of New Jersey's appearance in front of reporters at the statehouse in Trenton was his first since January 9, when he answered questions for nearly two hours about the George Washington Bridge controversy, which was starting to make national headlines.

Here are the latest developments from one hour and three minute long news conference:

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Christie: Iowans 'love' me
March 27th, 2014
07:58 PM ET
8 months ago

Christie: Iowans 'love' me

(CNN) - Chris Christie thinks Iowans aren't tired by the bumper crop of questions circling his political future.

In fact, he says Hawkeye State voters like him almost as much as corn dogs at the state fair.

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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
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