The New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who is leading the Chris Christie investigation into the George Washington bridge payback scandal; told the Daily News that he is convinced that ‘laws were broken,’ and said Christie could possibly be impeached if it turns out he had knowledge of the political payback scheme. Hours earlier, State Assembly Speaker-elect Vincent Prieto announced he planned to subpoena more emails and documents from the Christie administration in the investigation.
“The noose is tightening,” state Sen. Barbara Buono, who lost to Christie in the November governor’s race, told The News on Saturday. “You wonder how people could be so drunk with power, how they could be so brazen in abusing it?” she said.
Buono said she was unmoved by Christie’s cascade of apologies after the emails indicated the lane closings were a petty attack on a local politician.
The traffic jam was reportedly a slap at Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for his refusal to endorse Christie, whose 2016 presidential hopes may be a “dream never attained” as a hit from this scandal.
In the meantime, David Wildstein, another Christie Port Authority appointee, pled his “fifth amendment” rights at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee on Jan. 9 in Trenton, N.J. Emails tie Wildstein to the Bridgegate scandal, as well as Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former top aide.
‘Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,’ Kelly wrote in a damning email on Aug. 13.