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Lawmakers subpoena Christie political strategist

Local News | May 08, 2014

Lawmakers subpoena Christie political strategist

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the politically motivated closure of lanes near the George Washington Bridge have issued a subpoena to Gov. Chris Christie’s political strategist.

An investigative committee announced the subpoena of Michael DuHaime on Wednesday. It is dated Monday and asks only for documents.

His lawyer, Marc Mukasey, says he is concerned that the subpoena is about politics but says he will comply.

Mukasey says DuHaime was not involved in the September 2013 closures.

DuHaime told a lawyer who compiled a report on behalf of the governor’s office that he was told in November or early December of last year that Christie staffer Bridget Kelly and campaign manager Bill Stepien knew about the closures in advance.

Christie fired Kelly and cut ties with Stepien in January.