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Fort Lee mayor rebuffs Christie lawyer's request

Tuesday - 2/18/2014, 1:00pm  ET

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) -- The mayor of the New Jersey town where allies of Gov. Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has refused a request to be interviewed by a lawyer representing the governor.

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich also was asked to provide documents. The Record (http://bit.ly/1mqCtpB ) reports Sokolich sent a letter back to attorney Randy Mastro on Monday declining the request.

Emails and text messages subpoenaed by a New Jersey legislative committee revealed that an aide to Christie wrote to a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official, saying, "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."

A federal investigation into the matter is underway.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who has made separate allegations against the governor and his aides, also has declined an interview request by Mastro.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com


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