TV News LIES

Tuesday, Aug 04th

Last update11:20:51 PM GMT

You are here News Politics Chris Christie ally invokes Fifth on subpoena

Chris Christie ally invokes Fifth on subpoena

E-mail Print PDF

ChristieNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s former campaign manager is fighting a subpoena from state lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, according to a letter POLITICO obtained Friday.

Bill Stepien’s legal team is asking the lawmakers to withdraw his subpoena on the grounds that it violates his Fifth Amendment rights — becoming the second person to turn to that constitutional protection since probes of the controversy have begun. The demand suggests lawmakers who have expanded their investigation into the Republican governor’s inner circle could face major roadblocks.

Stepien “maintains his innocence” and was not subpoenaed in a separate investigation the U.S. attorney in New Jersey is undertaking, his legal team from the firm of Marino, Tortorella & Boyle noted in the letter sent to Reid Schar, the attorney hired to assist the legislators’ probe.

“But the very real possibility that his act of producing documents and things responsive to the subpoena might compel him to furnish a link in the chain of evidence that could be used to ensnare him in the ambiguous circumstances of a criminal prosecution and thus force him to become a witness against himself, in violation of his fundamental right against self-incrimination — is a more than compelling reason to withdraw that instrument,” Stepien’s legal team wrote.

More...

 


Most Recent Related Stories...


WSJ’s Bret Stephens' Secret Plot With “Pro-Israel” Evangelical Group Against Iran Deal

Bret StephensThe fanatical Israel-devoted group Christians United for Israel, which calls itself “the largest pro-Israel organization in...

Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

Donald TrumpDonald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect...

Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC

Jeb BushThe largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's...

Hillary Clinton calls for end to Cuba embargo in attack on 'outdated' policy

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton on Friday called out her Republican rivals for approaching foreign policy “through an outdated...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!