Committee investigating Bridgegate plans to meet next week, issue more subpoenas
April 3rd, 2014
06:10 PM ET
4 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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Hoboken leaders clear way for new witness in Christie scandal investigation
April 3rd, 2014
02:04 AM ET
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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March 28th, 2014
01:30 PM ET
4 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
4 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
March 27th, 2014
02:13 PM ET
4 months ago

Internal probe: Christie doesn't recall being informed of traffic jams

(CNN) – A top appointee of Chris Christie apparently told another official that he informed the New Jersey governor about the now-infamous traffic tie ups near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year as they were occurring, according to a review of the matter by outside lawyers hired by the governor's office.

But details of the internal investigation released on Thursday said Christie "does not recall" any conversation with David Wildstein, then an executive of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, at a public event last September, and it all wouldn't have "registered" anyway because the governor "knew nothing about this decision in advance."

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Christie blasts federal government over Sandy funding
March 25th, 2014
04:04 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie blasts federal government over Sandy funding

Belmar, New Jersey (CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday again defended his administration’s response to Superstorm Sandy, saying the state was “not sitting on any” aid money.

Christie ventured to a shore community hit by the historic 2012 storm that ravaged parts of the state’s vaunted coast, but he faced little heat at the town hall event in Belmar, his 116th overall since first taking office.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • Superstorm Sandy
Christie’s office clears him of any link to bridge lane closures, published report says
March 24th, 2014
04:59 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie’s office clears him of any link to bridge lane closures, published report says

(CNN) - Attorneys hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s office have found no evidence linking him to “plotting or directing” traffic jams at the foot of the George Washington Bridge that are at the center of a political scandal roiling his administration, the New York Times reported.

A state legislative investigative committee and the U.S. Attorney’s office are looking into whether the tie-ups in Fort Lee were set in motion deliberately by top Christie appointees to punish that town’s Democratic mayor for not endorsing the Republican’s reelection.

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