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Christie faces federal probe

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with U.S. Rep. Steve King last month at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. (Prezography photo/used with permission)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with U.S. Rep. Steve King last month at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines. (Prezography photo/used with permission)

By The Iowa Statesman

 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s quest for the Republican presidential nomination may already be sinking — fast. Having shook off “Bridgegate” last year, the governor now faces a federal criminal investigation over allegations he and his staff quashed grand jury indictments of his supporters.

The International Business Times reported this morning that federal investigators met with a former county prosecutor’s office employee who says he was fired after launching investigations into Christie supporters. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has declined to comment; Christie’s office claims the governor doesn’t know anything about the allegations.