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Chris Christie had nothing to do with Bridgegate, conclude Chris Christie's lawyers
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The Chris Christie comeback tour is in full swing. The New Jersey governor will sit down with ABC News' Diane Sawyer today to discuss, among other things, the Bridgegate scandal that has consumed his administration and threatened his presidential aspirations. The interview comes on the same day that Christie's lawyers released a report on the scandal, which concluded that — surprise! — Christie wasn't involved and had no idea it was even going on at the time.

"Governor Christie's account of these events rings true," the report says. "It is corroborated by many witnesses, and he has conducted himself at every turn as someone who has nothing to hide."

Case closed, right? Well, the report also notes that Christie was informed of the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge while they were happening — the governor just conveniently forgot that conversation ever took place. So with Christie off the hook, the report mostly faults Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, and the Port Authority official who carried out the scheme, David Wildstein. Let the 2016 race begin.

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