Democrats blast report clearing Christie on jams

ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL
March 27, 2014
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Attorney Randy Mastro answers questions at a news conference, in New York, Thursday, March 27, 2014. A law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that the governor was not involved in a plot to create gridlock near a major bridge as part of a political retribution scheme. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are blasting a new report commissioner by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office that clears him of any involvement in a political retribution scandal.

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg says it "raises more questions than answers" about lane closures that led to massive traffic jams last year.

She notes that the taxpayer-funded lawyer hired by Christie's office to produce the report did not have access to the "main protagonists" in the case.

Weinberg is co-chair of a legislative committee investigating the same issues. Christie's administration has criticized that probe as biased.

The Democratic National Committee says the report is "nothing more than an expensive sham."