Mastro defends findings clearing Christie in 'Bridgegate' - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Mastro defends findings clearing Christie in 'Bridgegate'

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The lawyer hired to review the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal is facing criticism after clearing Gov. Chris Christie from any personal involvement in the retribution plot.

Randy Mastro, a former federal prosecutor and deputy mayor under the Rudy Giuliani administration, reviewed thousands of documents and interviewed people involved in the plot but did not speak with the key members of the Christie administration accused of orchestrating lane closures at the bridge.

The report, issued at Mastro's New York law office, concluded that former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey official David Wilstein and ex-Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures and that they were targeting Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich.

"I would have loved to speak with them. Kelly, Wilstein and Stepien. They have taken the 5th. They won't talk with me," said Mastro.

Bill Stepien is a former campaign manager for Christie who the governor cut ties with in early January when the scandal broke.

Mastro has been perceived by critics as having ties with the governor who hired him to conduct the investigation.

"We have no incentive to do anything than find the truth. We knew when we went in that we would be judged until we got to the truth. Entities and corporations call upon former federal prosecutors and outside counsel to do investigations like this to try to get to the bottom of what happened and report back to their constituents. I represent the office of the governor. I have an obligation to the public to report the truth," said Mastro.

The life-long Democrat says he didn't meet Christie until January when he was hired to lead the investigation.

"It’s not a personal matter for me, it’s about doing the right thing. I believe our report speaks for itself. There are other investigations coming and we’ll have to work even harder to get it right," said Mastro.



  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • Shawn Mendes on Good Day New York

    Shawn Mendes on Good Day New York

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:59:34 GMT
    The newest Internet sensation is Canadian singer Shawn Mendes. Born and raised in Toronto, Mendes, 15, says he would come home from school and spend hours watching YouTube users cover songs and learn how to play the guitar.  The teen's music went viral after posting a Vine clip of himself singing the chorus to Justin Bieber’s “As Long as You Love Me.” The next morning, Mendes had 10,000 likes and followers.
    The newest Internet sensation is Canadian singer Shawn Mendes. Born and raised in Toronto, Mendes, 15, says he would come home from school and spend hours watching YouTube users cover songs and learn how to play the guitar. The teen's music went viral after posting a Vine clip of himself singing the chorus to Justin Bieber’s “As Long as You Love Me.” The next morning, Mendes had 10,000 likes and followers.
  • Wawona Packing Company

    Fruit recall 2014

    Fruit recall 2014

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:51:58 GMT
    Fruit packaged by the Wawona Packing Company out of Cutler, California and sold at stores across the country is being voluntarily recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is a possibility the recalled products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been linked to the recall. Certain lots of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club and Fresh Direct could be contaminated with the dangerous food-borne pathogen.
    Fruit packaged by the Wawona Packing Company out of Cutler, California and sold at stores across the country is being voluntarily recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is a possibility the recalled products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been linked to the recall. Certain lots of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club and Fresh Direct could be contaminated with the dangerous food-borne pathogen.
  • De Blasio family take in sights in Italy

    De Blasio family take in sights in Italy

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:42:30 GMT

    The de Blasio family was off to Capri after on Tuesday, after a day spent in Rome during the start of their 10-day family vacation to Italy. The de Blasios visited the Vatican Tuesday morning. His son, Dante, was absent from the day's activities because he's "sleeping." The teen has been drawing lots of attention.

    The de Blasio family was off to Capri after on Tuesday, after a day spent in Rome during the start of their 10-day family vacation to Italy. The de Blasios visited the Vatican Tuesday morning. His son, Dante, was absent from the day's activities because he's "sleeping." The teen has been drawing lots of attention.

Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices