Sarah Gonzalez, Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.
The FBI is questioning at least five witnesses as part of their investigation into whether Gov. Chris Christie’s aides threatened to cut off federal Sandy relief aid in Hoboken, NJ, according to NBC news.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, a Democrat, claims Christie’s Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, a Republican, told her federal money to protect Hoboken from future storms and flooding would be contingent upon the mayor backing a billion dollar development project.
Zimmer’s chief of staff, her communications director, and at least one City Council member are among the witnesses being interviewed, according to reports.
The mayor’s office could not confirm or deny but maintains the U.S. Attorney’s office is in Hoboken talking to people.
Lt. Gov. Guadagno denies Zimmer’s allegations, calling them “false and illogical.”