As Hoboken’s Sandygate moves forward, Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced in a prepared statement that federal law enforcement has asked her to no longer speak to the media about the subject.
“The US Attorney’s office has asked that we do not conduct additional media interviews and we are respecting their request. I stand by my previous statements and remain willing to testify under oath about all of the facts in this case.”
Zimmer first alleged on Saturday that Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno threatened her back in May, stating that if a politically connected development project wasn’t approved in Hoboken, the city would not receive Hurricane Sandy aid.
Since then, Zimmer has released letters to corroborate her story that she was pressured to approve a project owned by the Rockefeller Group, which had legal representation from David Samson – the Chairman of the Port Authority.
Prior to this revelation, Zimmer, a Democrat, was considered an ally of Governor Chris Christie even though she did not formally endorse a candidate for November’s gubernatorial election. Christie defeated State Senator Barbara Buono by a landslide.