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Administration beats a retreat from a scheme of intimidation
Topic - randy mastro
The New Jersey legislative committee investigating a traffic jam scandal orchestrated by former aides to Gov. Chris Christie has received the list of the 70 people that lawyers for the governor's office interviewed to review the incident.
A New Jersey legislative committee probing a political payback operation carried out by Gov. Chris Christie's aides and associates plans to subpoena interview transcripts and other documents from the lawyers the governor hired to carry out an internal investigation, the committee co-chairman said Monday.
Lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration said Thursday the governor was not involved in the plot to create traffic jams last fall, a conclusion that left the lead lawyer defending the integrity of his report, which came ahead of the results of separate and ongoing federal and legislative investigations.
Gov. Chris Christie's lawyers cannot credibly review a political payback plot involving his aides because they are missing information from key players, the head of a New Jersey legislative panel said Monday.
Officials in Hoboken say they will not grant interviews to a lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie or give him documents regarding the mayor's claim that two Christie cabinet members told her last year that the city's post-Sandy aid would be linked to her support for a real-estate project.
He said plaintiffs' counsel who sued Chevron were on screen in the film more than 70 percent of the time "so the outtakes are likely to be similarly dominated by them and all of that footage now has to be produced."
Chevron lawyer Randy Mastro said he also was "extremely pleased" with the appeals court ruling and that it came quickly so Chevron can obtain the evidence "to defend against a travesty of justice in Ecuador."