Here’s yet another twist in the New Jersey gubernatorial election: The Associated Press reports that Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra — who is the successor to now-Republican nominee Chris Christie — is facing an internal investigation for possibly politicizing the recent corruption investigation, in order to benefit Christie’s campaign.
The Justice Department is reportedly examining whether Marra’s public comments when announcing last month’s big corruption bust were politically geared towards Christie’s campaign.
The comments are reportedly this: “There are easily reforms that could be made within this state that would make our job easier, or even take some of the load off our job. There are too many people that profit off the system the way it is and so they have no incentive to change it. The few people that want to change it seem to get shouted down. So how long that cycle’s going to continue I just don’t know.”
You’ve got to love New Jersey politics — a place where investigating corruption is itself an ethical minefield.