An investigation by New Jersey lawmakers found no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) was involved in a politically motivated scheme to close traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, The Associated Press reports.
“At present, there is no conclusive evidence as to whether Governor Chris Christie was or was not aware of the lane closures either in advance of their implementation or contemporaneously as they were occurring,” the report says, according to the AP. “Nor is there conclusive evidence as to whether Governor Christie did or did not have involvement in implementing or directing the lane closures.”
The report could help Christie turn the page on the “Bridgegate” scandal, which, at one point, threatened to kill his chances of making a run for the White House in 2016.
Still, the report said investigators are missing testimony and phone records from two central witnesses that could shed more light on the incident. The report will go before a New Jersey legislative committee for review next week.
An investigation by the Justice Department is ongoing, but an attorney for Christie says the report puts the matter to rest.
“The Committee has finally acknowledged what we reported nine months ago — namely, that there is not a shred of evidence Governor Christie knew anything about the GWB lane realignment beforehand or that any current member of his staff was involved in that decision,” Randy Mastro said in a statement.
Details of the U.S. attorney’s office investigation leaked in September and indicated that federal officials had also not discovered any ties between Christie and the lane closures.
More at The Hill
I’m not wild about Christie, but I don’t froth like Liberals pretend to do.
I look at Christie as a bully and a weak Republican who might change parties in a snit.
And, if he does, will all these frothing mad Liberals embrace him?
Gee, the left went nuts accusing Christie of closing a bridge. Really. How many highways, bridges, tunnels and expressways have those protesting the shooting of a violent thug have been instigated by the racist left since August?
Oh, I forgot. It’s OK when the left does it… for the greater good.
@Bill: Or, how many closures when Obama decides to take his beard out to eat?
@Nanny: Completely agree…Christie is nothing but a Big State Liberal in Republican clothing…granted, he takes a lot of cloth. His embrace of Obama two weeks before election day will never be forgotten nor forgiven. Frankly, I find it impossible to believe his Chief of Staff was acting on her own in closing down the bridge lanes. Is she was then he is at best an incompetent boss…and we have one of those right now.
The irony is that it is Liberals who are purposely closing bridges all over this country!
Just last night it was the ONLY bridge into Staten Island!
Maybe they should notice the other four fingers pointing back at themselves when they accuse Christie.