FBI Is Investigating Bridgegate

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie speaks at the Economic Club of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. New Jersey lawmakers investigating intentional traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge authorized 18 new subpoenas in a widening probe into the administration of Christie, a Republican who has been mentioned as a potential presidential contender. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images


    It looks like the Bridgegate scandal won't be quieting down any time soon. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at Chris Christie's former campaign manager, Bill Stepien, regarding the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. Agents asked Stepien's landlord if he was a good tenant, paid his rent on time, and other personal questions. This is the first time that federal investigators have been revealed to be looking into Bridgegate, though they've been reportedly investigating allegations that the Christie administration ransomed federal Hurricane Sandy relief. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey said, “We have acknowledged generally that we are looking into this, but can’t comment on the specifics of our inquiry.”

    Read it at The New York Times