He may have called it a ‘political circus’ immediately afterwards, but Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Christie is still glad he testified at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.
"I am glad I had the opportunity to discuss in detail the good work the U.S. Attorney's office was able to accomplish reforming corrupt industries, protecting taxpayer dollars and ultimately, saving jobs,” said Christie in his post-testimony official statement.
Christie noted that, even under new leadership, the Justice Department still opposes legislation to change the way deferred prosecution agreements are awarded.
“Our work was again reaffirmed today when one of the leaders of President Obama's Justice Department said that the Administration opposes the Pallone/Pascrell legislation and has no plans to change the process in place for deferred prosecution agreements. Clearly, the Obama Administration understands these procedures help give U.S. Attorneys the tools they need to achieve real, meaningful reform and save tax dollars, not just play for political headlines."