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Christie Sits Down For Bridgegate Interview

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Governor Christie has had a rough couple of months. Ever since the bridgegate scandal broke, the governor has been doing damage control and trying to prove that he had played no part in the corruption that resulted in massive lane closures leading to the George Washington Bridge.

Now that an internal review cleared Christie of any wrongdoing, the governor has been more open about his personal challenges that he faced during the peak of the scandal. In his first interview with Dianne Sawyer about Bridgegate, the governor talked about his daily struggle to get by when no one believed he was innocent of any wrongdoing.

“You can’t sleep, you don’t eat, and you struggle. But I do believe that whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,” said Christie.

Some constituents are not convinced however that the governor is legitimately taking these interviews with the notion of stating his side of the story. Some are seeing his openness as a public relations stunt to divert attention away from the scandal itself and bring about more confidence in Christie’s ability to run the state efficiently.

New Jersey Now host Jim McQueeny discussed how he feels about the governor’s openness with the public. Does he see it as an act of leadership or just a calculated maneuver on Christie’s part?

“Let’s characterize this report as nothing more than a million dollar “selfie”. Now you see, to the point of what’s going on, this orchestrated defensive thing by the governor; an empathetic politician here, who says he’s not caught in a trap that has Dianne Sawyer in his living room,” McQueeny said.

McQueeny went on to talk about the legitimacy of the information provided by the internal review.

“In this investigation, it’s the people who didn’t speak in the investigation. The principles, who know the most, were not spoken to or ignored. You can’t say they went to the right people to find any answers,” McQueeny concluded.

Regardless of these opinions, do you think Christie would continue take to the stage if he still had something to hide from the public?

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