TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee investigating politically motivated traffic jams created by Gov. Chris Christie’s aides will subpoena additional documents if the governor’s lawyers refuse to hand over the requested material.
Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who co-chairs the panel, says Christie’s lawyers have until Friday to turn over notes from interviews cited in a report clearing the governor of involvement in a traffic-blocking scheme.
The lawyers hired by Christie interviewed 70 people and used those conversations to conclude that the Republican governor had no advance knowledge of the plot carried to retaliate against a local mayor.
Wisniewski says the legislative panel doesn’t know who was interviewed or what they said.
The lane closing scandal has been a major distraction for Christie, who may run for president in 2016.