Baroni, Wildstein turn over subpoenaed documents to Wisniewski

TRENTON – Documents subpoenaed from two former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials were delivered to the Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman Monday.

Documents sought by former N.J. appointees Bill Baroni and David Wildstein were received and will be examined, Transportation Chair John Wisniewski said in a statement.

Wisniewski said that he received documents from Baroni’s defense attorney today, and then later about 8:03 p.m. he received the documents sought from Wildstein, a former PolitickerNJ editor.

The documents were sought as part of the ongoing probe into the Fort Lee lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in September, closings some have said were political in nature.

“As I have said, this incident was not a traffic cone joke. It was a threat to public safety and abuse of power. We will get the answers whether the governor likes it or not,” Wisniewski said.

Gov. Chris Christie has dismissed the investigation itself as political in nature, but first Wildstein, then Baroni, resigned over the closures.

Baroni had testified voluntarily about the incident, but then other Authority officials testified after being subpoenaed.

Baroni had talked of the necessity to study traffic lanes dedicated to host town Fort Lee, but Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye had said there was no study.

Baroni, Wildstein turn over subpoenaed documents to Wisniewski