20 Subpoenas Issued in Christie Bridge Scandal Investigation
In another day of political drama and legal maneuvering, two new legislative committees were formed Thursday to investigate the George Washington Bridge scandal and within hours, 20 subpoenas were issued to 17 key people and three organizations in the unfolding story.
The moves in Trenton provided a quick signal that the widening investigation into what role Gov. Chris Christie’s administration may have played in the bridge lane closures, which led to massive traffic jams last September, will be aggressive — and not likely to end anytime soon.
Legislative officials would not disclose the targets of the new subpoenas until all are delivered. But according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation, those in the governor’s inner circle who have been subpoenaed include Kevin O’Dowd, the governor’s pick to serve as the state’s new attorney general; Michael Drewniak, Christie’s chief spokesman; Bill Stepien, his former campaign manager; Charles McKenna, the governor’s chief counsel; Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff; and Matt Mowers, another former aide.