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With his office suddenly engulfed in scandal over lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey two months ago summoned a pair of top defense lawyers from an elite law firm to the State House and asked them to undertake an extensive review of what had gone wrong.
Now, after 70 interviews and at least $1 million in legal fees to be paid by state taxpayers, that review is set to be released, and according to people with firsthand knowledge of the inquiry, it has uncovered no evidence that the governor was involved in the plotting or directing of the lane closings.
The review is the first of multiple inquiries into a scandal that has jeopardized Mr. Christie’s political future. It will be viewed with intense skepticism, not only because it was commissioned by the governor but also because the firm conducting it, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, has close ties to the Christie administration and the firm’s lawyers were unable to interview three principal players in the shutdowns, including Bridget Anne Kelly, the governor’s former deputy chief of staff.
I'm sure the people of New Jersey are psyched they just paid a million bucks to create a phony baloney probe into Christie's involvement in the GW Bridge lane closing scandal. The making of this sham report could likely become it's own new Christie scandal. The sinking Governor doesn't seem to know how to help himself.
From live1, in the comments:
LoL - this is the best line from that article:
Questioned about the credibility of an internal inquiry, Mr. Mastro said there was no incentive to sugarcoat the findings.
Yeah right - Christie has no incentive to clear himself. Christie's lawyer must think the world is full of morons!