Federal prosecutors issued a new subpoena to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey this week seeking possible evidence of claims New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration retaliated against the Democratic mayor of Jersey City.
The subpoena seeks records from a broad range of former authority officials regarding their interactions with Jersey City, according to a person familiar with the matter, including two Christie allies who resigned from the authority amid the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, David Wildstein and Bill Baroni.
A person familiar with the latest subpoena to the Port Authority said it was a broad request covering correspondence among aides and allies of Mr. Christie, including Messrs. Wildstein and Baroni, that touched on any efforts to penalize Mr. Fulop or Jersey City over his failure to endorse Mr. Christie.
In January, The Wall Street Journal reported federal prosecutors had subpoenaed Mr. Christie’s re-election campaign for documents related to the canceled meetings, according to people familiar with the matter.
The latest subpoena comes amid indications U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman could be close to wrapping up all or part of his probes into the lane closures and allegations of malfeasance within the Port Authority.
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