By Aliyah Frumin
The investigation into “Bridgegate” was revved up on Thursday when 20 subpoenas were served by a legislative panel to key members of New Jersey Republican Gov. Christie’s administration and campaign.
Democratic Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who is leading the probe into the September lane closures that caused a crippling traffic jam – apparently ordered by Christie staffers, potentially for political retribution – said there’s currently “no intention” to subpoena the governor himself, as no documents have demonstrated a “direct link” to Christie.
Those subpoenaed include current and former Christie administration officials.
Christie is attempting to go about business as usual. On Thursday, he visited the Jersey Shore to tour the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts and met with impacted homeowners. On Friday afternoon, he’ll administer a swearing in for a justice on the state Supreme Court. Then he’ll head to Florida to campaign over the weekend on behalf of Gov. Rick Scott.
The subpoenaed have two weeks to respond to the requests for documents. There is no mandate individuals testify under oath, although that could certainly happen in the future.
ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION
1 CORINTHIANS 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.