Federal prosecutors are looking into the incident in September in
which a trail of emails has linked top Christie aides to huge
traffic jams, apparently orchestrated to settle a political score
during the governor's re-election campaign.
Christie, seen as a top Republican contender for the White House in
2016, has said he had no direct knowledge of the bridge incident,
which is also under investigation by a state legislative committee.
In recent weeks, Democrats have made other allegations about the
behavior of those close to Christie, a brash and charismatic
executive who won re-election in a landslide after voters in this
heavily Democratic state gave him high marks for his aggressive
response to Superstorm Sandy in late 2012.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has come forward charging that Christie
withheld storm recovery funds for political reasons. Congressman
Frank Pallone requested a probe into a marketing campaign designed
to draw visitors to the Jersey Shore after the storm that
prominently featured Christie.
Christie's office has strongly denied any improper actions in either
Earlier this month, Christie fired his deputy chief of staff,
Bridget Kelly, for her role in the so-called "Bridgegate" scandal.
Two top Christie appointees to the Port Authority of New York and
New Jersey, Bill Baroni and David Wildstein, have resigned their
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The lawyer for Christie's campaign and the Republican party of New
Jersey, Mark Sheridan, said the subpoenas also included emails
involving Kelly, Baroni and Wildstein.
Asked for comment on the subpoenas, Rebekah Carmichael, spokeswoman
for the federal prosecutor, said: "Our office can neither confirm
nor deny taking specific investigative actions."
(Reporting by Edith Honan; editing by Scott Malone, Jonathan Oatis
and David Gregorio)
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