Christie’s office pushes back amid questions about a second bridge
June 24th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
2 months ago

Christie’s office pushes back amid questions about a second bridge

Updated 5:20 p.m. ET, 6/24/2014

(CNN) – Chris Christie’s office argued Tuesday there’s nothing new about a report suggesting the New Jersey governor may have another bridge problem.

The New York Times reported Monday that Christie’s administration was warned against directing funds from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey about three years ago to pay for repairs to the crumbling Pulaski Skyway.

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Ex-Christie campaign staffer testifies before panel probing bridge scandal
May 20th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
3 months ago

Ex-Christie campaign staffer testifies before panel probing bridge scandal

Updated 5:01 p.m. ET, 5/20/2014

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) – A former campaign staffer for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie testified on Tuesday before a special legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal.

Matt Mowers, who now runs the Republican Party in New Hampshire, is the third witness to testify before panel members at the Statehouse Annex in Trenton.
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Christie spokesman: I was not involved in ‘idiotic episode’
May 13th, 2014
03:26 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie spokesman: I was not involved in ‘idiotic episode’

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's chief spokesman said Tuesday that he had no part in controversial lane closures to the George Washington Bridge last year, the core of a political scandal that has upended the Republican's administration.

"I had no knowledge or involvement in the planning or execution of this strange, unnecessary and idiotic episode," Michael Drewniak said in his subpoenaed testimony before a legislative committee investigating the controversy that has also clouded Christie's potential presidential run.
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N.J. bridge panel subpoenas top Christie political adviser
May 7th, 2014
03:31 PM ET
4 months ago

N.J. bridge panel subpoenas top Christie political adviser

(CNN) – The legislative committee investigating the New Jersey bridge scandal has called on one of Gov. Chris Christie's top political advisers to cooperate with its probe.

The Select Committee on Investigation has subpoenaed Michael DuHaime, a prominent Republican strategist who served as a top adviser to Christie's 2009 election and last year's re-election.

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Christie nominates new Port Authority chair
April 29th, 2014
05:07 PM ET
4 months ago

Christie nominates new Port Authority chair

Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nominated a former state attorney general to head the transportation agency at the center of a political scandal over traffic jams that has led to closer scrutiny of its operations.

Christie tapped John Degnan to succeed David Samson, another former state attorney general who stepped down in March from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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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
5 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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Christie does what he likes best as scandal roils administration
February 26th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
6 months ago

Christie does what he likes best as scandal roils administration

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will take his message of fiscal conservatism and government reform to his second town hall event in the past week on Wednesday.

Christie especially likes being face-to-face with voters and he's sticking to that practice as his administration reels from a political scandal that has questioned his forceful governing style and clouded any prospects for a possible 2016 presidential bid.

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