Updated 6:17 p.m. ET, 3/11/2014
Trenton, New Jersey (CNN) - A former top aide to Chris Christie was in court on Tuesday to fight a subpoena from a state legislative committee investigating a political scandal roiling the New Jersey governor's administration.
It was Bridget Anne Kelly's first public appearance since losing her job in January over suggestions top Christie appointees orchestrated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year to punish that town's mayor for not backing their boss for reelection.
(CNN) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept his distance on Monday from controversy surrounding Port Authority Chairman David Samson, who is under pressure over agency business dealings and whose name has surfaced in a separate political scandal roiling the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
"The chairman of the Port Authority is an appointee of the governor of New Jersey and I will leave it to the governor of New Jersey to make that decision," Cuomo told WNYC radio host Brian Lehrer when asked whether Samson should resign.
(CNN) – A federal investigator tried contacting a former top deputy to Gov. Chris Christie as well as members of her family as part of its investigation into a political scandal roiling his administration, court papers showed on Thursday.
It is the second time this week that U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's office has been shown to be on the ground actively probing suggestions that top Christie appointees orchestrated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year to politically punish that town's mayor for not endorsing the governor for reelection.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's press secretary met with federal investigators for several hours on Thursday and answered questions about what role, if any, he played in the closing of access lanes at the George Washington Bridge in September, according to his lawyer.
Attorney Anthony Iacullo declined to discuss the questions put to long-time Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak.
"Mike Drewniak is my client. I know Mike from his many years at the United States Attorney's Office to be a genuinely hardworking and honest individual, and I am pleased to represent his interests," Iacullo said in a written statement. "He is at best a witness and a tangential figure in these events and proceedings, and I am certain all fair, objective and non-partisan parties will recognize that as we move forward."
Port Monmouth, New Jersey (CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie slammed the federal government and the Obama administration on Thursday for its handling of Superstorm Sandy relief funds at a town hall in Port Monmouth, New Jersey.
The Republican governor in particular took aim at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the red tape involved in filing claims with the National Flood Insurance Program, at one point repeating his line that the agency is "the new F-word."
Updated 10:15 a.m. ET, 2/18/2014
New York (CNN) – There is a new layer of scrutiny around the now notorious closing of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, which created traffic gridlock and touched off a political scandal in New Jersey roiling Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the nation’s busiest bridge, has ordered an investigation into the role its police force may have played around the lane closures for several days last September.
(CNN) – In a small room at the State House in Trenton, New Jersey sits hundreds if not thousands of pages of documents that may shed light on how access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee came to be closed in September.
The 12 members of the Legislative Select Committee on Investigations began the work of examining the documents Thursday as they look for answers in the traffic scandal that has rocked Gov. Christie's administration.
(CNN) - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey job created for Gov. Chris Christie’s former ally David Wildstein no longer exists.
Agency spokesman Steve Coleman told CNN on Wednesday that the position of director of Interstate Capital Projects had been eliminated.
(CNN) - New Jersey state lawmakers voted on Monday to create a bipartisan committee to investigate the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal that has rocked the administration of Gov. Chris Christie.
The 12-member select committee on investigation is comprised of eight Democrats and four Republicans from the state Senate and Assembly.