An attorney representing a former two-time campaign manager for Gov. Chris Christie is demanding the joint legislative committee investigating the Bridgegate controversy immediately turn over new documents that could supposedly implicate his client’s involvement in the lane closures.
Kevin Marino, who’s representing former Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien, is demanding the legislative committee make new documents immediately available to him following a weekend report in a North Jersey newspaper.
“We write to demand that you … email them to me immediately,” reads Marino’s letter to the joint legislative committee’s counsel.
The letter was sent in response to a report that quoted committee co-chairperson, Sen. Loretta Weinberg, saying additional documents are expected to be filed in court later today that indicate was kept “in the loop” on the lane closure controversy, according to published reports.
“Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, ‘ran a lot of stuff by Stepien to keep him in the loop,’” Weinberg told The Bergen Record.
“According to the attached article … ‘new messages involving Governor Christie’s former campaign manager, Bill Stepien, will be made public today as part of a court battle over whether Stepien must turn over records to a legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closings,’” reads Marino’s letter. “We are entitled … to copies of those documents.”
Weinberg told the newspaper the new documents don’t contain “anything earth shattering.”
The documents are expected to be made public later today after they are filed with the courts.
Attorneys representing Stepien and Kelly will have a week to respond to the new court filings.