The day after FBI agents seized eight boxes of documents from the law office of Jospeh Ferriero, State Party Chairman Joseph Cryan said he does not plan to ask the Bergen County Democratic chairman to sit out the national convention, which starts next week.
Cryan’s answer to the question about Ferriero was straightforward.
"No," he said. "I’m not going to ask him to stay home."
The Bergen Record reported yesterday that agents stormed the offices of both Ferriero and Bergen County Democratic Organization attorney Dennis Oury.
Tricia Mueller, state director of the Obama campaign, would not comment on Ferriero’s troubles, saying only, "We’re completely deferring to the Democratic Committee."
In recent months, Democrats in general have questioned the timing and political motivations of U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, a likely Republican gubernatorial candidate.
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson) complains, for example, that Christie dropped a subpoena on U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in the middle of a tight 2006 contest with GOP state Sen. Thomas Kean (R-Union).
Two years later, Christie still has not delivered any charges.