A report on the Bridgegate scandal is expected to absolve Governor Chris Christie and many of his staffers of any wrongdoing.

The Wall Street Journal says investigators will blame former deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly and former Port Authority official David Wildstein for the George Washington Bridge lane closures.  The report will say they had "ulterior motives" for their actions.

The lawyers investigating the scandal were hired by Governor Christie. Their report will be made public today.

The review leaves unanswered questions about the involvement of former Christie campaign manager Bill Stepien and former Port Authority official Bill Baroni.  But it says no other member of the administration was involved in the closures or the cover up of the scandal.

Attorneys interviewed 70 people as part of its investigation, including several top staffers in the Christie administration.  They also reviewed 250,000 documents, including personal emails and text messages.  Kelly, Wildstein, Stepien and Baroni all declined to be interviewed.

This won't be the last statement on the Bridgegate scandal.  A New Jersey legislative panel is also investigating the situation.


Source:  The Wall Street Journal


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