Senator Barbara Buono (D-18) today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman requesting an investigation into allegations of abuse of power in the George Washington Bridge scandal.
Buono said she believes the e-mail and recent testimony of the General Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee reveal sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation.
“As widely reported,” Buono wrote to Fishman, “Governor Christie’s deputy chief of staff instructed Port Authority officials appointed by the Governor to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge without notice. This caused four days of extreme gridlock leading to delays in emergency response times and putting lives at risk.
“As such, I request that the Department of Justice conduct a thorough investigation to determine what, if any, laws were broken and who knew of this grave abuse of power.”