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2 Christie Aides Refuse Subpoenas Again

February 19, 2014

The legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings will take Gov. Chris Christie’s two-time campaign manager, Bill Stepien, and his former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, to court to enforce its subpoenas, a source told The Star-Ledger today.

The joint committee will seek an order from a judge forcing Stepien and Kelly to comply with the subpoenas, which were issued last month and requested records related to the September closings, according to the source, who was not authorized to discuss the action and requested anonymity.

Attorneys for Stepien and Kelly reiterated today — the final deadline set by the committee for the pair to respond — that they would not turn over any records for a host of reasons, most notably that it would violate their clients’ Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

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