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Christie Vindicated!

The facts are in—N.J. Gov Chris Christie did not know of the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, much less order them, according to an internal report commissioned by the governor himself that did not interview any of the key witnesses.

Below find the video from the lead attorney of the firm who produced the $1 million report paid by N.J. taxpayers clearing Gov. Christie of any wrongdoing in what is called a lane "realignment" and laying the blame on Bridget Kelly, a deputy chief of staff in the governor’s office. Attorney Randy M. Mastro sounds like a defense attorney making his case to a jury, according to The New York Times.

In addition to clearing Christie in the illegal September closure of access lanes to Fort Lee, N.J. now known as "Bridge-gate," the 360-page report (see key excerpts) which some skeptics have likened to Christie's defense papers when "two probes from likely less-friendly investigators: the Democratic-controlled state Legislature and federal prosecutors," are released, dismissed "Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s allegations that the Christie administration withheld Hurricane Sandy aid in an effort to help a private developer", calling those charges "unsubstantiated, 'demonstrably false,” and 'unbelievable',”  writes Ted Sherman.

As of Friday (March 28) morning, responses to The Star-Ledger's poll about Christie's presidential ambitions, "Will new Christie bridge scandal report help remove doubt about 2016?," showed that the public does not appear to place much faith in the report, with 86.71% voting "No".

Full Story: Christie bridge scandal: Internal report clears governor, calls for Port Authority restructuring


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