NJ lawmaker calls for special session to continue Christie bridge investigation

Vehicles at the toll plaza of the George Washington Bridge on December 17, 2013 in Ft. Lee, New Jersey.
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A New Jersey lawmaker called for a special session of the Assembly on Thursday to consider legislation that would allow the investigation to continue into Gov. Chris Christie's involvement in the monster traffic jams his former aides are accused of creating.

"The documents released this week related to the George Washington Bridge situation clearly show the need for a continued thorough investigation by the New Jersey General Assembly," Assembly Speaker-elect Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) said in a statement. "Many questions remain unanswered about this threat to public safety and abuse of power."

Prieto said he expects to call the Assembly into a special session on Thursday to consider legislation that would reauthorize subpoena power so the investigation can continue.

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