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Is The Legislative Committee’s Bridgegate Investigation Dying Down?

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - It looks like the investigation into bridgegate by the legislative committee is losing steam. Pat Schuber, a commissioner at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was scheduled to testify at 10 O’clock yesterday, but at that time there were no Democrats in the room. Joined by some Republican’s and a few reporters, Schuber and his attorney sat waiting patiently for the testimony to begin.


It wasn’t until about 15 minutes later, that co-chair of the legislative committee, Senator Loretta Weinberg, walked in. A couple minutes after that more Democrats filed into the room and the committee meeting finally started 20 minutes late.

In his opening statement, Schuber said right off the bat that he knew nothing about the lane closures.

“I just want to state very emphatically that I had no involvement in, nor prior knowledge of the decision which led to the lane closures of the George Washington Bridge,” he exclaimed.

However, that did not stop Weinberg from continuing with her line of questioning. She specifically asked him about a letter she had sent to him back in September.

“And I wrote you a letter on September 19th. As I recall you called me and my recollection of that conversation was that you said, and I believed you then and I believe you now, that you had no knowledge of what took place in those lane closures,” she said.

The line of questioning regarding the lane closures seemed to be a dead end, so then Assemblyman John Wisniewski turned the conversation over to how the Port Authority is run.

“One of the issues that is often talked about with regards to the Port Authority is the issue of transparency,” he said.

Schuber responded in agreement to Wisniewski’s statement.

“I agree with that, I think that’s an issue that the Port has wrestled with over the course of time,” he confirmed.


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