U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) says that if GOP gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie is really interested in transparency, he'll release his public and private schedules during his seven years as the U.S. Attorney from New Jersey.
After a state appellate court ruled yesterday that Gov. Jon Corzine does not have to release his personal e-mails with his former girlfriend, union leader Carla Katz, Christie said that Corzine should release them anyway "in the interest of transparency."
"For the last five months, I have urged Chris Christie to release his public and private schedules so that the people of New Jersey can determine for themselves if he engaged in any improper political activities while serving as U.S. attorney," Pallone said in a statement released this morning. "If Christie is truly interested in transparency, he should release his schedules and should stop hiding behind the Justice Department as to his role in questionable deferred prosecution agreements."
In September, Pallone told PolitickerNJ.com that he found reports that Christie was holding campaign-related meetings with serving as federal prosecutor "troubling."