(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration is lawyering up as a special state committee investigating the "Bridgegate" scandal serves a total of 20 subpoenas.
As of now, Christie has not been served.
"There's no intention right now to subpoena the governor," said John Wisniewski, a Democrat and also the New Jersey Assembly Deputy Speaker.
Christie is in the clear for now, according Wisniewski, who is leading the special committee investigating the controversy, because the governor's name hasn't come up in any documents that have already been reviewed.
But the probe is growing in scope. After holding an executive session the committee decided to subpoena 17 people and three groups they've seen listed in already reviewed documents.
"I want to be clear though, those people who will receive them, some of them may expect them; some of them may not," Wisniewski said.
CNN obtained a list of those being subpoenaed.
Among them are Christie's chief of staff, his communications director and his attorney general nominee.
Other names already cited in emails include the chairman of the port authority, Christie's press secretary and his former deputy chief of staff at the center of the controversy
The request for documents comes from newly hired special counsel Reid Schar, the lead prosecutor in both corruption cases against the now imprisoned former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich.
To Republicans, that's a point of contention.
"There are 56,000 lawyers in the state of New Jersey. You couldn't find one?" asked Republican Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll.
Democrats on the committee countered they wanted not only competence, but the best in the country, and someone without a conflict of interest.
For his part, team Christie lawyered up too, bringing on former Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Mastro of New York.
But Christie himself is moving on, hitting the jersey shore Thursday morning.
"Whatever tests they put in front of me, I will meet those tests because I'm doing it on your behalf," Christie said.
This weekend, he'll test the strength of his political standing nationally with fundraisers for Florida Governor Rick Scott, and a dinner to cozy up to wealthy Republican donors Sunday night ahead of a likely 2016 presidential run.
All this before his second inauguration, which will happen noon on Tuesday at the Trenton War Memorial
The New Jersey assembly voted 75 to 0 in favor of creating the special investigatory committee, meaning not a single Republican objected to the investigation.
The State Senate also formed a committee yesterday to launch its own investigation, led by a powerful Democrat who represents Fort Lee, the city affected the most by the traffic from George Washington Bridge closing.
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