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FBI Agents Questioning Aides to Gov. Chris Christie Over Hurricane Sandy

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Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is beginning to investigate whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie threatened to pull the plug on Hurricane Sandy relief money if a city mayor failed to support a billion-dollar development, NBC News reports.

Agents are questioning witnesses and asking them to preserve any records related to the accusations made by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Zimmer’s chief of staff and communications director were among those interviewed, according to NBC News.

“It’s very clear partisan politics are at play here as Democratic mayors with a political axe to grind come out of the woodwork,” Christie spokesman Colin Reed said in an email last weekend.

FBI Launches Another Investigation Involving Trenton City Hall

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Trenton, N.J. housing projects started under former Mayor Douglas Palmer are the subject of an FBI corruption investigation, the Trenton Times reports.

Developer Robert Kahan, who was involved in all five projects, is named in the subpoena obtained by the Trenton Times.

Palmer, who often used Kahan as a developer, told the Times he has not been contacted by the FBI and believes the probe is directed at Kahan and not the city or him.

The investigation appears to be unrelated to another investigation that led to the indictment of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, who pleaded not guilty to six corruption charges in December.

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