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  • Former Christie adviser demands report correction

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former political strategist informed him that he knew about a plan to realign traffic near the George Washington Bridge the day before Christie told reporters in December that no one close to him had prior knowledge of the operation, the former operative said Wednesday.

  • New Jersey taxpayers paying bridge probe lawyers

    New Jersey taxpayers will pay $340 per hour for law firms to represent some state employees as lawmakers and prosecutors investigate lane closures near the George Washington Bridge.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly waits in court for a hearing, in Trenton, N.J. Kelly and Bill Stepien, two former associates of Christie, do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, Pool, File)

    Judge: Christie ex-aides can withhold documents

    Two former associates of Gov. Chris Christie do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday.

  • Top NJ Dem walks back comments on traffic panel

    The New Jersey Legislature's top Democrat said an investigation by fellow lawmakers into politically motivated traffic jams should end if a judge quashes the panel's subpoenas before quickly reversing course Monday and saying the committee has not run its course.

  • Lawyers for 2 ex-Christie aides call for immunity

    Lawyers for two former underlings of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said in separate court filings Friday that a legislative committee should be able to offer their clients immunity from prosecution in exchange for providing information for the committee's investigation of possible political payback.

  • Christie campaign manager hired by Minnesota firm

    A loyalist to Gov. Chris Christie who was kept in the loop as a political payback scandal unfolded in New Jersey now has a new job.

  • Emails: Christie adviser kept in loop on scandal

    Gov. Chris Christie's campaign manager was kept informed of complaints over traffic backups near the George Washington Bridge even while lanes remained blocked, according to emails released Monday about the apparent political payback plot orchestrated by the governor's aides.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, center, sits with her attorney Michael Critchley, left, and defense team member attorney Edmund DeNoia, right,  during a hearing Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. Attorneys for Kelly and former Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien were in court to try to persuade a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey legislators investigating the political payback scandal ensnaring Christie's administration. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Chris Pedota, Pool)

    Key figure in NJ scandal surfaces for hearing

    A key figure in a political payback investigation involving Gov. Chris Christie's administration voluntarily came to court to watch lawyers argue over whether her subpoena from a legislative investigatory panel should be quashed.

  • ** FILE ** This Jan. 23, 2014, file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressing a gathering at the Dudley Family School in Camden, N.J.  Lawyers for a state legislative panel investigating a political payback scandal say a former aide to Gov. Christie has shown no valid legal reasons for refusing to comply with a subpoena. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Ex-Gov. Christie aides to judge: Quash subpoenas

    Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration will go in court to try to persuade a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey legislators investigating the matter.

  • NJ lawyers: Ex-Christie aide's subpoena valid

    Lawyers for a state legislative panel investigating a political payback scandal say a former aide to Republican Gov. Chris Christie has shown no valid legal reasons for refusing to comply with a subpoena.

  • Ex-Christie aides: Withdraw traffic jam subpoenas

    Two key figures in a political payback plot that has overshadowed Gov. Chris Christie's administration for two months will attempt to convince a judge that they should not be forced to turn over documents to a legislative investigatory panel.

  • NJ panel: Christie aide should turn over papers

    A judge should not allow New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's two-time campaign manager a blanket refusal to comply with a subpoena from a state legislative panel investigating a political payback scandal, lawyers for the panel said in a court filing Friday.

  • Ethics complaint against NY-NJ transit agency head

    A Democrat-leaning public interest group filed an ethics complaint Monday against the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, alleging that the powerful real estate lawyer and close ally of Gov. Chris Christie misused his public position to benefit clients.

  • Key figures in NJ scandal still won't cooperate

    Two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration reiterated Tuesday to New Jersey legislative investigators that they will not turn over requested documents.

  • NJ panel may need judge to settle scandal standoff

    New Jersey lawmakers investigating a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration may need to get a judge to force two key figures to turn over subpoenaed documents.

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