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Report: Feds have found no evidence that Christie ordered Bridgegate

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Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

Federal prosecutors investigating the Bridgegate scandal haven't found any evidence linking the closure of traffic lanes in Fort Lee, New Jersey to Governor Chris Christie, according to a new report by Jonathan Dienst, Joe Valiquette, and Pete Williams of NBC 4 New York.

After emails and texts revealed that the lane closures were ordered by two Christie administration aidesDavid Wildstein of the Port Authority and Bridget Kelly, Christie's deputy chief of staff — the US Attorney for New Jersey began investigating whether any crimes were committed. The investigation has stretched on throughout 2014. Back in March, Christie's own attorneys released an internal review that put full blame on Wildstein and Kelly.

The NBC reporters stress that "no final determination has been made" by federal prosecutors. And they don't mention whether indictments against Wildstein or Kelly are planned. But, if their information is right, it means that earlier reports that prosecutors were "closing in on" Christie himself may have been incorrect.

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