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New Jersey panel could call Christie to testify


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislative committee investigating a traffic jam orchestrated by Chris Christie’s aides plans to start calling people who work for him to testify beginning next month — and it hasn’t ruled out asking to hear from the governor himself.

Assemblyman John Wisniewski (wiz-NESS’-kee), who co-chairs the panel, would not specify who might be called, but he says no one has been excluded, including the governor.

Wisniewski says the committee wants to know why Christie ex-aide Bridget Kelly sent an email that said, “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

Two lanes were blocked near the George Washington Bridge, creating gridlock in the town at the base of the span.

Wisniewski tells The Associated Press the panel won’t call anyone whose testimony might interfere with a federal criminal investigation.