Questions on Christie’s time as U.S. attorney emerge from Bridgegate hearing

TRENTON – Among the questions for Gov. Chris Christie’s chief spokesman is whether U.S. Attorney Christie ever leaked information to reporters while serving in that position prior to becoming governor.

Michael Drewniak, who worked for Christie as his spokesman during the governor’s time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, was pressed by a Democratic lawmaker Tuesday on whether the U.S. attorney leaked information about upcoming arrests to reporters.

“No, I don’t know the answer to that,” responded Drewniak to a question from Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-4).

Moriarty went on to specifically press whether Christie tipped reporters off to be outside of an official’s home when Christie knew his office was going to be arresting them that day, for example.

“I have no such information in that regard,” Drewniak responded. “This seems to be coming out of right field.”

 Earlier, lawmakers questioned Drewniak about his friendship with former Port Authority executive David Wildstein, who reportedly would receive tips from the U.S. Attorney’s Office while anonymously blogging under the pseudonym Wally Edge.

(Wildstein was a former editor of PolitickerNJ.)

Moriarty moved on to another line of questioning before telling Drewniak he may return to the leaks inquires.

Questions on Christie’s time as U.S. attorney emerge from Bridgegate hearing