What Do The Bridgegate Subpoenas Mean? - New York News

What Do The Bridgegate Subpoenas Mean?

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - As bridgegate continues to develop, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has now issued grand jury subpoenas.

You’ll remember that one of the challenges that the New Jersey assembly was facing was that they couldn’t necessarily force individuals like David Wildstein to actually testify. Now that it’s the U.S. Attorney’s Office that is involved in this ongoing case, this has become a much bigger issue.

We know that the Christie for Governor Campaign and the NJ State Republican Committee have both received subpoenas and apparently more will be confirmed in the coming days.

Political Science Professor from Iona College Dr. Jeanne Zaino took the time to discuss the possible repercussions and the next steps for this ongoing investigation.

“For the people on the receiving end, and not just the organizations as much, but the people on the receiving end of these subpoenas it is a very big deal. When you get a subpoena from the U.S. federal attorney, from the U.S government, that’s a very scary moment. It’s scary when it comes from the assembly, but it’s very scary because now you are looking at potentially criminal charges that can land you in jail,” she said.


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