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Christie’s AG Mum About Possible Bridgegate Probe

New Jersey’s top law enforcement official won’t say whether he has launched a state investigation into a traffic jam scandal entangling his boss, Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman  David Matthau, Townsquare Media)

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says it’s office policy not to comment on “the status or existence” of criminal investigations.

In New Jersey, the attorney general is appointed by the governor.

Christie nominated his chief of staff to succeed Hoffman, but that move has been delayed because of a political payback scheme by Christie aides.

A federal prosecutor and a state legislative panel are investigating the plot to close lanes near the George Washington Bridge to get back at a local mayor.

Some say state laws may have been broken; others question the Christie appointee’s ability to be impartial.


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