Christie Aide Testifies as Witness in Bridge Probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

A longtime aide to Gov. Chris Christie gave testimony Friday to a federal grand jury in New Jersey in a probe of politically motivated traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge.

Michael Drewniak is not a target of the investigation but was in federal court to answer questions. He received assurances he would be considered a witness throughout the proceedings.

Drewniak, Christie’s press secretary since Christie’s days as U.S. attorney before becoming governor in 2009, received emails about the jam plot after it was carried out. He also drafted a resignation letter that Christie edited for another key figure, David Wildstein.

The legislative panel will meet this week to vote on issuing subpoenas for the interviews Christie’s lawyers used as the basis for clearing the governor last week.