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Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at an event hosted by The McCain Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Things are heating up, in a big way:
The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey has convened a grand jury to investigate the involvement of Governor Chris Christie’s office in the George Washington Bridge scandal, ABC News has learned. [...]

The convening of the grand jury is evidence that the U.S. Attorney’s investigation has progressed beyond an inquiry and moved to the criminal phase.

The grand jury, which will meet for up to the next 18 months, has the power to indict, subpoena and interview witnesses without their attorney's present.

This marks for the first time confirmation that what started out as a preliminary inquiry into the governor’s office has now become a criminal investigation into the activities that led to gridlock traffic across the bridge from Manhattan in Fort Lee.

Today, grand jurors heard testimony from Christie press secretary Mike Drewniak, a key figure in the Bridgegate scandal—though Drewniak, through his attorney, insists he's not a target of this newly heightened investigation. As Jeff Smith has pointed out, the biggest threat Christie faces is not political (despite what the Joe Scarboroughs of the world might think) but legal. And that legal threat just became a whole lot more serious.

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