N.J. bridge panel wants Christie aide’s phone records

 The New Jersey legislative panel investigating the George Washington  Bridge lane-closing scandal  is seeking phone records of Regina Egea, shown listening to a question along with attorney Michael Martinez in July. (AP file photo)

The New Jersey legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is seeking phone records of Regina Egea, shown listening to a question along with attorney Michael Martinez in July. (AP file photo)

New Jersey lawmakers investigating the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge are now seeking the telephone records of a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie.

 

 

Assemblyman John Wisniewski, co-chair of the legislative committee probing the bridge scandal, said Thursday a new subpoena requests AT&T to turn over a month of phone data sent or received by Regina Egea.

Egea, the governor’s liaison to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, testified in July that she deleted a text message she sent to governor about the previous testimony of other witnesses.

“We’d like to know what her accounting of that testimony was to the governor. We don’t have an ability to look at that now,” said Wisniewski, D-Middlesex. “We’re hoping we could get an ability to look at it through this subpoena.”

The committee did not call additional witnesses during the summer because it doesn’t want to interfere with an ongoing investigation buy the U.S. attorney’s office.

There could be more testimony before the panel completes its probe and makes recommendation to the Legislature, Wisniewski said.

“There are a number of people that we had wanted to call in for testimony that we chose to not call so that the U.S. attorney could do its work,” he said. “At some point in time, I’m sure that dynamic will change, and we will call those folks in for testimony. We’ll continue to go through the documents we have.”

Wisniewski said, however, he’s not sure how long that will take.

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