It's good to know that you can still pay someone a million dollars of public money to get a positive reference.
The report says it did not interview the staffers allegedly involved. New Jersey lawmakers and the U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey are undertaking parallel investigations into the traffic tie-up.
The 344-page report said the two-month internal investigation involved 250,000 documents and 70 interviews, but excluded some of the main players in the scandal, such as Bridget Anne Kelly, the governor's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Stepien, Christie's former campaign manager.
The internal report has no legal weight and is eyed with suspicion by many critics because it was ordered by Christie, who in January fired the staffers and denied any involvement.
"Governor Christie's account of these events rings true. It is corroborated by many witnesses, and he has conducted himself at every turn as someone who has nothing to hide," the report said.Every time an account rings true, a morbidly obese angel gets his wings. And you thought Johnnie Cochran, Robert Kardashian, Alan Dershowitz and Gerry Uelmen were the Dream Team!
Here's the real test of this report. Since the good burghers of New Jersey paid over a million for this report, they are Gibson, Dunn's client. Which means that Big Pussy cannot claim attorney-client privilege as to Gibson's communications or work product. Which means that the people are entitled to review every interview transcript, document, note, e-mail, communication between attorneys, billing statement, &c. in Gibson's clutches. And "how soon will those materials be turned over" should be the first and last question asked by reporters of the shysters in charge of Big Pussy's dog and pony show.
I won't hold my breath.