Contact Us

Judge: Christie’s Former Aides Can Withhold Bridgegate Documents

A New Jersey judge has ruled that two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie’s administration do not have to turn over documents to a legislative investigative panel.

Gov. Chris Christie Addresses The Fort Lee George Washington Bridge Scandal
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Former Christie loyalists Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien had been fighting subpoenas calling for them to hand over documents regarding a plot to create traffic jams in Fort Lee to retaliate against the town’s mayor.

Lawyers have asserted the pair’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination due to an ongoing federal investigation into the September traffic jams.

Lawyers for the legislative panel argued that the law does not entitle Kelly and Stepien to blanket protections from subpoenas for documents. They maintain exceptions would have to be argued case-by-case.

The ruling by Judge Mary Jacobson is likely to be appealed.

Read the Judge's Ruling

MORE COVERAGE:

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

 

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!