NJ Attorney General (a Christie Appointee): Special Prosecutor Isn’t Required for Governor’s Prosecution

NJ.com reports, “New Jersey’s attorney general says there’s no need to appoint a special prosecutor to handle a civilian’s misconduct complaint against Gov. Chris Christie related to the Bridgegate scandal. But Attorney General Christopher Porrino, who previously served as the governor’s legal counsel, and acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal, another Christie appointee, have personally recused themselves from the matter, according to court documents.”

NBC News New York broke the story that the two officials were recusing themselves from the Christie prosecution on November 10.  The network adds that Bergen County’s acting first assistant prosecutor maintains he can manage the case since he is an employee of the office and not a direct gubernatorial appointee.