Manhattan federal prosecutors have subpoenaed records from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey related to the business interests of its chairman, David Samson, people familiar with the matter said Monday.
The private exchange appears to stand in contrast to Mr. Christie's only public remarks on the bridge matter. At a briefing for reporters on Dec. 2, the governor mocked a Democratic lawmaker's inquiry on the lane closures and joked that he himself had moved the traffic cones that winnowed local access to the bridge
An authority official said Thursday that Mr. Christie's representatives within the authority have been "absolutely insistent" that hundreds of millions of dollars be included in the next capital plan to begin work on the PATH project.
The man who shut down local lanes onto the George Washington Bridge this fall, a move some saw as retribution against a Democratic mayor: David Wildstein, Gov. Chris Christie's top political operative at the Port Authority.
Explain what you were up to on the GW Bridge, voluntarily or otherwise, a NJ legislative committee told the Port Authority brass. The latest in a traffic jam whodunit that has bedeviled the Christie administration.
A leading New Jersey state legislator said Wednesday she will move to subpoena the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for more answers about why it abruptly shut off local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge last month.