NJ Gov-Elect Christie Gets Subpoena in Blogger Case

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009  |  Updated 8:15 PM EDT
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NJ Gov-Elect Christie Gets Subpoena in Blogger Case

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New Jersey Governor-Elect Chris Christie.

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New Jersey's governor-elect has been subpoenaed to testify in the trial of a blogger accused of threatening judges and lawmakers in two states.

Gov.-elect Chris Christie, the former U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark were served this week on behalf of blogger Hal Turner.

Turner was arrested at his New Jersey home in June. Authorities said he posted threats against Connecticut legislators and three federal judges in Illinois.

Turner's attorney claims Christie knew Turner was working for the FBI and issued a letter declining to prosecute him.

Christie says he was served at his home Tuesday morning. He said he forwarded the subpoena to the U.S. Justice Department and will follow its advice on how to proceed.

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