Investigation continues into NJ traffic scandal

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January 13, 2014, 5:34 am
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(NECN/NBC News: Tracie Potts) - We could see another "document dump" this week in the story now being called "Bridge-gate."

New Jersey lawmakers are investigating whether a traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge was politically motivated and intend to subpoena thousands more documents this week.

Washington is weighing in on not only whether Governor Chris Christie knew what was happening, but also on his political future.

For Christie, it's Republicans to the rescue.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, "He says he didn't know. I think it's pretty darn credible."

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said, "Thousands and thousands of documents have been revealed, and not one single link to Chris Christie has been found."

Even the Democrat Christie’s staff allegedly targeted says he believes the governor.

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich said, "I take him at his word. There's just a lot of stuff out there, though."

Expect more documents subpoenaed this week. The head of the state committee that's investigating the bridge traffic jam isn't buying it.

NJ State Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski said, "This senior aide, who was with him that day, who sent the order, never once communicated with him? It's unbelievable."

Whether "Bridge-gate" throws a wrench in a possible presidential run in 2016 is still unknown. One possible opponent refused to speculate.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said, "I think it would be a mistake for me and others like me to comment on this."

But a top Republican believes Christie can survive this.

Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona said, "I think he can now move on as long as another shoe doesn't drop."

Tags: New Jersey, traffic, investigation, Republicans, traffic jam, scandal, documents, Chris Christie, aide, Tracie Potts
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