The New Jersey panel looking into the bridge scandal released copies of the 20 subpoenas that were sent out yesterday. The list reaches as high as the Governor’s Chief of Staff. Those receiving subpoenas are required under law to testify before the Assembly Select Committee on Investigation in the coming months. The committee’s Chairman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) says he expects resume public hearings in mid-February.
The complete list of those served with subpoenas in the ‘Bridgegate’ scandal.
1) Maria Comella -Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Planning
2) Michael Drewniak – Governor’s 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) Bridget Anne Kelly – former Deputy Chief of Staff for Govenor Christie
6) Charles McKenna – former Chief Counsel to the Governor
7) Kevin O’Dowd – Chief of Staff and Christie’s nominee to be state Attorney General
8) Colin Reed – Deputy Press Secretary
9) Evan Ridley – Aide to Governor Christie
10) Matt Mowers – former aide to Governor Christie and current exec director of the New Hampshire Republican Party
11) Custodian of Records – Office of the Governor
12) Chris Christie for Governor Inc. – election committee
13) Philippe Danielides – senior advisor to the Port Authority chairman
14) Paul Nunziato – Port Authorty
15) Cristina Lado – Port Authority
16) Nicole Davidman Drewniak – Republican fundraiser and wife of Christie’s spokesman Michael Drewniak
17) Bill Baroni – former deputy executive director of the Port Authority
18) David Samson – chairman of the Port Authority
19) Bill Stepien – Christie’s former re-election campaign manager
20) David Wildstein – former director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority
The subpoenas seek documents beginning on Sept 1, 2012 through today that could shed light on who was behind a plot to create massive traffic jams in Fort Lee, N.J. in September and whether it was done to settle a political score. The committee also is very specific in seeking any correspondence related to the lane closures including emails/texts on personal cell phones, tablets and laptops.
The scandal threatens to upend Christie’s second term and derail any presidential ambitions.
Four members of his circle have lost their jobs.
The New Jersey Assembly investigation is just one of several inquiries into the lane closures.
Others looking into it :
New Jersey Senate Select Committee on Investigation
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Office of Inspector General
U.S. Attorney’s Office of New Jersey (Chris Christie once headed this office)
U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
The Associated Press contributed to this report