So Chris Christie hired Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher at $650 an hour, paid for by New Jersey’s taxpayers, to investigate Bridgegate.
After spending about $1 million, but being unable to interview central figures Bridget Ann Kelly or David Wildstein or Bill Stepien, the investigation has cleared Christie of “plotting or directing” the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September of 2012, according to the NYT*.
But what about “knowing” before it happened or while it was going on? He didn’t have to plot or direct the ridiculous stunt — that’s why he has minions — but simple awareness should be damning. If he knew and didn’t stop it, he should be in as much trouble as anybody else involved.
For their $1 million, the people of Jersey should find out, “What did he know and when did he know it?”
* “Inquiry Is Said to Clear Christie, but That’s His Lawyers’ Verdict,” Michael Barbaro