Chris Christie was interviewed as part of an internal inquiry into politically motivated traffic jams, a spokesman for New Jersey’s governor said, after the New York Times reported that the probe had cleared the state’s top official of direct involvement in the events.
General Motors Co. hired Jenner & Block LLP Chairman Anton Valukas, who served as a U.S. Justice Department-appointed examiner of the downfall of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., to help lead an internal probe of an ignition- switch failure tied to at least 13 deaths.
Joseph Lhota celebrated his victory in New York’s Republican mayoral primary with a 17-minute speech in a packed Manhattan ballroom. He said his dad was a city cop and his mother worked so her kids could attend parochial school.
The New Jersey lawmaker heading the investigation into a political scandal over a traffic jam said it’s unlikely Governor Chris Christie was kept in the dark given the number of people involved in carrying it out.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is maintaining support from some fellow Republicans following new allegations that he was aware of lane closings that intentionally snarled traffic onto the George Washington Bridge.
As New Jersey’s Democratic Party chairman from 2010 to 2013, John Wisniewski’s job was to attack Chris Christie on everything, from his spending of federal disaster aid to his personal use of a state helicopter. Few listened, and the Republican governor’s popularity soared.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose SUV was caught on video speeding and ignoring stop signs two days after he demanded that drivers obey traffic laws, said the New York Police Department was responsible for the vehicle’s operation.
The search to find which aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge, and why, is drawing top lawyers experienced in prosecuting or defending politicians, mobsters and the insider trader with the longest U.S. prison term.