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Tuesday
Apr222014

Chris Christie Bridge Scandal Panel Issues Subpoenas to Four Witnesses 

iStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON, N.J.) -- The New Jersey panel investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal issued subpoenas to four witnesses for testimony in May.

Four current and former officials were subpoenaed, including longtime spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie, Michael Drewniak, and Christina Genovese Renna, top aide to Bridget Kelly.

In a statement released Tuesday, co-chairs of the New Jersey Legislative Select Commitee on Investigation said they are moving "to a key stage....into how this abuse of government power and threat to public safety occurred."

"The people of New Jersey continue to deserve clear answers as to how this abuse was allowed to happen, and the four people we've called to testify can begin providing insight into the troubling environment that allowed something as concerning as these lane closings to happen," said Democratic New Jersey Senate Majority leader Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman John Wisniewski.

Drewniak, Renna, former Bergen County Executive William "Pat" Schuber, and Port Authority executive director Patrick Foye are set to testify on May 6 and 13 about the 2013 lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. The scandal is said to be organized by Christie's appointees as political retribution.

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