On Saturday, Zimmer appeared on MSNBC and alleged that high-ranking officials Christie’s administration threatened to withhold hurricane relief funding until she approved a development project with connections to Christie. She spoke to The Reporter that evening, and since then has given interviews to CNN and other major networks, but has apparently gone tight-lipped after she met with federal prosecutors on Sunday. It’s unclear if an investigation is underway.
A media representative for Paul Fishman, the district of New Jersey’s lead federal investigator, did not return a call for comment. On Sunday, however, a different spokeswoman refused to confirm or deny that the meeting took place when asked by NJ.com. – Dean DeChiaro