Originally posted on PandoDaily:
This afternoon brought the latest twist in the New Jersey pay to play scandal first uncovered by Pando.
Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has released the details of its investigation into the $10,000 donation from General Catalyst’s Charlie Baker to the New Jersey Republican State Committee. The donation came just months before Christie officials gave General Catalyst a state pension contract, raising questions about possible violations of state and federal pay to play rules.
Here’s the kicker: Rather than appointing an independent counsel, the Christie administration says it will be investigating itself.
This seems to be part of a pattern. Just recently, Christie had a Christie-appointed lawyer (from a firm that is a donor to the Christie-run Republican Governors Association) issue a report absolving Christie of any wrongdoing in Christie’s Bridgegate scandal.
Additionally, it appears that Christie officials are attempting to limit the scope of the pay to play investigation only to…
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