Those subpoenas were retracted, perhaps because the US attorney in New Jersey had the jurisdiction in the case or because they had already drawn up the subpoenas and were working it.
At any rate, the US attorney in NJ is now acting:
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey issued a subpoena last week to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeking records relating to its chairman, David Samson, and contracts on two bridge projects worth $2.8 billion that he voted to award to construction companies with some ties to his law firm, according to people briefed on the matter.The subpoena focused on Mr. Samson’s potential conflicts of interest. It was issued by the United States attorney’s office in New Jersey, which along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal inquiry into the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge and other suspected wrongdoing by current and former aides, appointees and associates of Gov. Chris Christie, the people said. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
The interest in Mr. Samson, a close political ally of Mr. Christie, represents a significant widening of the scandal that has grown out of the closing of two bridge access lanes in Fort Lee, N.J., in September.
Grab some popcorn, watch the show - Christie's now got three scandals dogging him: Bridgegate, Sandy Aid and the Samson/Port Authority conflict of interest case.
Christie taunted public employees and union workers at a town hall last night:
Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) once again faced a crowd of angry hecklers at a town hall on Tuesday, but blamed “public sector unions” for the outburst.
“Governor Christie, we are here to demand, you stop your corrupt uses, of Hurricane Sandy money!” the group shouted during an event in South River. “There are still families without homes who have received no aid.”
As police forced the demonstrators to leave the room, Christie called himself a “soothsayer” for having predicted that he would be heckled, according to NJ.com.
“Congratulations, everybody,” the governor quipped. “You are now seeing the latest gift given to you by the public sector unions in the state of New Jersey. This is what they do.”
As the scandals dogging Christie continue to broaden, we may just get a chance to mock Chris Christie as police cart him off in handcuffs.