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Judge asked to enforce traffic jam subpoenas



TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating a political payback scandal involving Gov. Chris Christie’s administration have filed court papers to enforce subpoenas on two key figures who refuse to turn over documents.

The legal battle over subpoenas to former campaign manager Bill Stepien and fired aide Bridget Kelly will be played out in court.

Wednesday’s court filing came as the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey publicly apologized for the traffic jams at the center of the scandal that were orchestrated by Christie aides, apparently as political retribution.

David Samson, the head of the transit agency, says the authority is “deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused to our travelers.”

Samson, a Christie confidante who oversaw his transition to governor, spoke during an agency meeting in New York.