Breaking: N.J. Senate will subpoena David Samson and Regina Egea in Bridge-gate probe

Salon learns Christie loyalists David Samson of Port Authority, and incoming chief of staff Regina Egea, subpoenaed

Published January 16, 2014 9:06PM (EST)

Chris Christie              (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
Chris Christie (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)

Subpoena targets in the New Jersey Legislature’s probes of the George Washington Bridge scandal will include the Port Authority’s chair and Gov. Christie’s next-in-line to be chief of staff, according to the New Jersey Senate’s majority leader, Loretta Weinberg.

“What I can confirm is on the Senate side, that we will be subpoenaing documents from Mr. Samson, the chairperson of the Port Authority, from Commissioner Pat Schuber, a commissioner on the Port Authority, and from the governor’s new chief of staff [to be], Regina Egea,” Weinberg told Salon Thursday afternoon.

Documents released Friday revealed that Samson, a giant of New Jersey politics, had accused Port Authority executive director Pat Foye of “stirring up trouble” after he objected to allegedly retaliatory George Washington Bridge land closures, and said Foye was “playing in traffic, made a big mistake.” The same document trove revealed that a dramatic Sept. 9 email from Foye, raising alarms over the lane closures, was forwarded the same day to Egea, then the director of Christie’s authorities unit.

By Josh Eidelson

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