TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A law firm hired by Gov. Chris Christie says the governor was not involved in a plot to create gridlock near the George Washington Bridge as part of a political retribution scheme.
The taxpayer-funded report was released Thursday by lawyer Randy Mastro.
Mastro and five former prosecutors reviewed the governor’s personal email and interviewed his staff, CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported.
It concludes the September lane closures were intended to target Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, but that there was no evidence it was because the mayor wouldn’t endorse Christie.
“We found that Gov. Christie had no knowledge beforehand of this George Washington Bridge realignment idea and that he played no role whatsoever in that decision or the implementation of it,” Mastro said at a news conference.