New Jersey Democrats Question ‘Objectivity And Thoroughness’ Of Christie Report

AP

The two New Jersey Democrats leading the legislative investigation of the George Washington Bridge lane closures released a statement Thursday criticizing a review of the scandal released by lawyers representing the office of Gov. Chris Christie (R).

“Lawyers hired by and paid by the Christie administration itself to investigate the governor’s office who then say the governor and most of his office did nothing wrong will not be the final word on this matter,” Assemblyman John Wisniewski and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said in the statement. “The people of New Jersey need a full accounting of what happened. This review has deficiencies that raise questions about a lack of objectivity and thoroughness.”

The internal review of the scandal released Thursday concluded that Christie “did not know of the lane realignment beforehand and had no involvement in the decision to realign the lanes.”

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