The Journal of Jersey City reported Tuesday Hal Turner's lawyer wrote in an affidavit that Chris Christie, as U.S. attorney, knew Turner was working for the FBI.
Attorney Michael Orozco also claimed Christie gave legal advice to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force regarding Turner and issued a "Blanket Letter of Declination," refusing to prosecute Turner.
Turner was arrested at his New Jersey home in June after authorities said he posted threats against Connecticut legislators and wrote that three federal judges in Illinois deserved to die.
Turner's attorneys say he merely gave his opinion, which was protected free speech.
Information from: The Jersey Journal, http://www.nj.com/jjournal