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Feds subpoena NJ Gov. Christie's campaign, GOP

susielee Wrote: Jan 23, 2014 6:24 PM
Why would conservatives be defending Christie? His story reminds me so much of the old Frog and Scorpion tale. Or better stated; if you lie down with dogs, don't be surprised when you get up with fleas.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have escalated their criminal investigation into allegations that Gov. Chris Christie's aides created traffic jams as political payback, subpoenaing his re-election campaign and the state Republican leadership.

The subpoenas seek documents related to the closure of traffic lanes near the George Washington Bridge, said attorney Mark Sheridan, who represents the Christie for Governor organization and the Republican State Committee.

The subpoenas were disclosed Thursday, the day the Republican governor's campaign announced it had hired the Washington, D.C., law firm Patton Boggs in the case. Sheridan works for the firm and is general counsel for the state Republican...