The New Jersey panel looking into the bridge scandal released copies of 13 of the 20 subpoenas that were sent out yesterday.
The list shows eight people who work or worked for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are being asked to testify before the Assembly Select Committee on Investigations. Another subpoena is directed to the custodian of records seeking a range of documents.
1) Maria Comella -Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Planning
2) Michael Drewniak – Press Secretary
3) Regina Egea – Governor’s incoming Chief of Staff and former Director of the Authorities Unit
4) Christina Genovese – Director of Business Affairs, Office of the Governor
5) Charles McKenna – Chief Counsel to the Governor
6) Kevin O’Dowd – Chief of Staff and Christie’s nominee to be state Attorney General
7) Colin Reed – Deputy Press Secretary
8) Evan Ridley – Aide to Governor Christie
The other four confirmed subpoenas include:
10) Bill Baroni – former deputy executive director of the Port Authority
11) David Samson – chairman of the Port Authority
12) Bill Stepien – Christie’s former re-election campaign manager
13) David Wildstein – former director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority
Assemblyman John Wisniewski says 20 subpoenas were issued Thursday, though not all have reached the recipients.
One name missing from today’s list is Briget Anne Kelly, who was Governor Christie’s deputy chief of staff, before being fired over her role in greenlighting the traffic jams. Kelly is likely to be among the seven subpoenas that are or will be served.
The subpoenas seek documents that could shed light on who was behind a plot to create massive traffic jams and whether it was done to settle a political score.
Some people turning over text messages and emails could be called to testify later.
The scandal threatens to upend Christie’s second term and derail any presidential ambitions.
Four members of his circle have lost their jobs.
The Associated Press contributed to this report