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Feds Reportedly Find No Link Between Chris Christie and Bridgegate

Federal investigators found no definitive link between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and the 2013 lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, according to The Hill.

The news was first reported by NBC 4 New York, which spoke to anonymous officials with the Justice Department.

So-called “Bridgegate” centered around a multi-day traffic jam that occurred in New Jersey in 2013 due to Christie staff members who allegedly ordered the lane closures as political retribution against a mayor who didn’t Christie for reelection.

From The Hill‘s report:

“My experience with federal law enforcement is that once you reach critical mass if you don’t have it within nine months or so you’re not likely to ever get it,” former federal prosecutor Robert W. Ray, who is unaffiliated from the Christie investigation, told NBC 4.

In his monthly address on Thursday, Christie said he’s “not surprised” at the report.

The Justice Department has not formally declared any findings of its investigation.

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