NBC 4 New York reports that the U.S. Justice Department investigation into the New Jersey “bridgegate” scandal has failed to uncover evidence proving that Governor Chris Christie was involved or knew about the decision to close lanes to the George Washington Bridge.
“Obviously, we’ll wait to hear whatever the authorities have to say, but certainly this is a report that comes as no shock to me,” Christie said, in reaction to the news, during his Ask the Governor show on New Jersey radio station 101.5 FM.
No final decision has been made in the investigation, and the U.S. Attorney involved in the case has not officially commented on the case.
Christie explained that he did not want to overreact to the news but that he was pleased with the report.
During a press conference earlier in the day, Christie signaled frustration with the dragged-out state legislative investigation.
He accused state Democrats of wanting to earn more media attention as a result of the investigation.