Lawmakers Subpoena Christie Strategist

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political strategist is the latest person to receive a subpoena from a legislative committee probing politically motivated lane closures near the George Washington Bridge.

The investigative committee on Wednesday announced that Michael DuHaime has been ordered to produce documents but has not been told to appear before the committee. His lawyer, Marc Mukasey, said DuHaime would comply, although he has questions about the motivation for the Monday request.

“He was not involved in the decisions around the lane closures as has been well established at this point,” Mukasey said in a statement. “That simple fact plus the fact that Mike offered to appear without need of a subpoena gives us great concern that this is really about politics and the chairman’s political future.”

DuHaime provided information and granted an interview — without being subpoenaed — to a law firm that released a report in March on behalf of the governor’s office. The report concluded that neither the Republican governor nor his top staff was involved with the September lane closings that caused huge traffic jams.