The Bridgegate controversy which has embroiled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just became more problematic when federal prosecutors subpoenaed his campaign today, reported Fox News. It appears that the feds want to see if there is more to the allegations that the governor’s staff was more vigorous in soliciting gubernatorial favors if the solicited parties played New Jersey style political hardball.
The controversy arose out of emails that appeared to imply that if support was not given to the Christie governor campaign the non-complying officials could experience political payback. Federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s office are examining if the traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge were the result of officials within the governor’s office.
The subpoenas have been issued to both Christie’s campaign as well as committee of the New Jersey State Republican Party. Although the governor has made an apology and even dismissed his former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, whose emails implicated her in the political payback Bridgegate fiasco, reported the Daily Mail.
The mayor of Fort Lee has publically stated that the emails have revealed that when the elected official refused to endorse Christie’s re-election bid, officials within the governor’s office retaliated and caused the Bridgegate bottleneck, according to Fox News.
With the state legislature examining all documents and communications that tie to this continuing political nightmare for Governor Christie, the bloom seems to be fading from his presidential rose. That rose may become a little more faded as both the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Democrat controlled legislative committees investigations threaten to dominate the governor’s new term of office.
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