Attorney goes back to 19th century in New Jersey bridge scandal argument
March 24th, 2014
01:00 PM ET
8 years ago

Attorney goes back to 19th century in New Jersey bridge scandal argument

(CNN) – Talk about going old school.

To support an argument that the New Jersey select committee on investigation does have the ability to grant someone immunity, the attorney representing Chris Christie’s campaign manager included in dozens of pieces of supportive evidence an article from the New York Times penned in 1895.

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Embattled Christie Port Authority appointee abruptly leaves public meeting, some later call for his resignation
Port Authority Chairman David Samson, a Gov. Chris Christie appointee who has resisted calls to resign, recused himself from the discussion and abruptly walked out of Wednesday's board meeting.
March 19th, 2014
09:14 PM ET
8 years ago

Embattled Christie Port Authority appointee abruptly leaves public meeting, some later call for his resignation

(CNN) - Several speakers at a public meeting of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey called on the agency’s chairman to resign on Wednesday. But David Samson didn’t hear them.

That’s because Samson, who was appointed to the top position by Gov. Chris Christie, recused himself from the matter before the board and said he shouldn’t be present.

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New set of emails, texts on N.J. bridge scandal turned over to judge
March 17th, 2014
07:46 PM ET
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New set of emails, texts on N.J. bridge scandal turned over to judge

(CNN) - Newly revealed emails between key figures in a political scandal roiling the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were turned over to a state court judge on Monday.

Members of a legislative committee investigating whether Christie appointees deliberately orchestrated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year as part of a political payback scheme suggest the governor's campaign manager was kept in the loop during and after the tie ups.

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Former Christie aide fights subpoena in court
March 11th, 2014
05:40 PM ET
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Former Christie aide fights subpoena in court

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.
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Cuomo: Future of Port Authority board chair up to Christie
March 10th, 2014
02:39 PM ET
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Cuomo: Future of Port Authority board chair up to Christie

(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.
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N.J. bridge scandal figure signs on with law firm
March 7th, 2014
07:58 AM ET
8 years ago

N.J. bridge scandal figure signs on with law firm

(CNN) - A key figure in the political scandal roiling Chris Christie’s administration is no longer out of work.

Bill Baroni took a position with the law firm Hill Wallack LLP in Princeton this week, the firm said in a statement.

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Feds try to contact former top Christie aide, family
March 6th, 2014
08:58 PM ET
8 years ago

Feds try to contact former top Christie aide, family

(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.

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U.S. Attorney interviews Christie's spokesman in bridge investigation
February 27th, 2014
11:54 PM ET
8 years ago

U.S. Attorney interviews Christie's spokesman in bridge investigation

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."

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Christie blasts Washington on Sandy aid; bridge scandal doesn't come up
February 20th, 2014
03:30 PM ET
8 years ago

Christie blasts Washington on Sandy aid; bridge scandal doesn't come up

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."
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February 17th, 2014
01:05 PM ET
8 years ago

Port Authority executive seeks probe of agency police in George Washington Bridge scandal

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.
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