Bridge case attorneys again seek phones of Christie, aides

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Posted: Aug 09, 2016 4:22 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Defense attorneys in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case are trying again to get access to the cellphones of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his top aides.

They've issued trial subpoenas to the Republican governor and his aides for their cellphones and personal electronic devices.

Last month, a judge in the case rejected a pre-trial subpoena by the defense for the same devices. Defense attorneys say a trial subpoena has to meet a lower legal standard to succeed.

Two former Christie loyalists charged with creating gridlock near the bridge in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie are scheduled for trial in September.

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni face charges including wire fraud and civil rights violations.