Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio
Matt Katz has covered New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for more than three years, first for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he created The Christie Chronicles blog, and now for WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, ...
This is no longer just an investigation into the cause of a traffic jam.
New subpoenas issued to 18 people and entities as part of the New Jersey Legislature's investigation into George Washington Bridge lane closures investigation seek information far beyond the names of those who cooked up the September traffic nightmare.
Most significantly, copies of the subpoenas show that legislators are looking at whether there was a cover-up. They seek to examine how a top Christie appointee at the Port Authority, Bill Baroni, was counseled by a former Christie State Supreme Court nominee, Phil Kwon, to testify that the lanes were closed for a traffic study that is now believed to be bogus. Kwon is the number two attorney at the Port Authority, which operates the bridge, and he helped Baroni prepare for his testimony.
Legislators are also seeking records about: