Lautenberg Calls For Federal Investigation of Christie

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October 20, 2009 1:36 p.m.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has called for a federal investigation of former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, the Republican nominee for governor in the election two weeks from now, regarding allegations that Christie may have used his office for political gain.

This comes in the wake of today’s report that Christie’s former aide, Michele Brown, allegedly intervened in the processing of the Corzine campaign’s Freedom of Information Act requests regarding Christie’s records, and also reportedly urged the office to take action quickly on local corruption arrests in order to benefit Christie’s campaign. Brown later resigned from the office, after it was revealed that she’d received an undisclosed $46,000 personal loan from Christie in 2007.

Lautenberg called it “shocking” that Christie appeared to have run a political campaign from the U.S. Attorney’s office. The election is two weeks from now — so we should all expect these accusations to only get more intense in the next fortnight.

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