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The New Jersey governor discussed the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal during a radio appearance.

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By Jacklyn Corley

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie acknowledged his office has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Attorney as part of an investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

Christie said his office would cooperate fully with investigators after confirming the subpoena during a radio appearance on NJ101.5's Ask the Governor program Monday night. 

"We had already communicated to them that we would cooperate voluntarily. They decided to send a subpoena and that's fine," Christie said.

Christie's radio appearance comes on the heels of accusations leveled by an attorney for former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official David Wildstein. The attorney, Alan L. Zegas, said "evidence exists" that Christie knew about the lane closures while they were happening.

Christie's office dismissed the claims, saying he had no knowledge of the political motivation behind the closures. The governor reiterated that he had nothing to do with the action during the radio appearance.

"The most important issue is did I know anything about the plan to close these lanes, did I authorize it, did I know about it, did I approve it, did I have any knowledge of it beforehand. And the answer is still the same. It's unequivocally no," Christie said.
JTTPW February 05, 2014 at 08:12 PM
I get your point George Murphy, but I won't longer get Patch, it's simply not what I 'tuned in' for. I can get that news elsewhere. Thanks, again !
Sam Spade February 05, 2014 at 08:59 PM
GKL, your off target. I owned my own company for 27yrs, employed a good number of people. Never ripped anyone off, just did what I did. Then cam Dodd Frank and the great savior CFPB. Im done, the risk exceeds the return. Shut the place down and have almost let everyone go. I used to pay six figure taxes. Yeh, those taxes helped a lot of folks, as did the taxes everyone I employed. I didnt mind paying the taxes. Im done. When major companies pay millions for attorneys to figure out the rules, because the CFPB cannot give written explanations, only to find out the attorneys mis interperted the Rules, something is wrong.
George Murphy February 05, 2014 at 09:46 PM
jttpw - no problem! Good luck and be careful out there in Lost Angeles.
JTTPW February 05, 2014 at 09:53 PM
Thanks George Murphy - actually I am in Orange County, we think we are better than LA ;)
George Murphy February 05, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Sam, I guess you are in the beginning of the end of small entrepreneurs, who have lost everything to this counter cultural bunch of winners, who are very generous with everyone else's money. The feds now believe that it is okay to slap a penalty fee on my bank accounts if I transfer funds more than six times in a statement period. They are like cockroaches: Everywhere, every place and all the time.

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