Ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lashed out Thursday against the “Obama Justice Department” and the state’s former US attorney in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling tossing out the convictions in the “Bridgegate” case.
Christie — whose 2016 White House dreams were dashed by the traffic-jam scandal — said that it is “good for all involved that today justice has finally been done” but lamented its lasting impact.
“What cannot be undone is the damage that was visited upon all of the people dragged through the mud who had nothing to do with this incident by the prosecutorial misconduct and personal vindictiveness of [then-US Attorney] Paul Fishman,” Christie wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.
“Despite being repeatedly told by numerous respected members of the bar during the investigation that he was inventing a federal crime, Paul Fishman proceeded, motivated by political partisanship and blind ambition that cost the taxpayers millions in legal fees and changed the course of history.”
Christie added that the “leadership of the Obama Justice Department is also culpable for permitting this misconduct to happen right under their noses, authorizing Paul Fishman to weaponize the office for political and partisan reasons.”
Neither Fishman nor Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, who each served as attorney general under then-President Barack Obama, immediately returned requests for comment.
Source: Read Full Article