U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park) sent a letter to the Department of Justice today seeking an investigation into reports that Republican Christopher Christie was campaigning for Governor while still serving as the state’s federal prosecutor. Lautenberg cites published reports that individuals in the U.S. Attorney’s office were coordinating some political activity with Christie. And Lautenberg notes that the first meeting between a government cooperating witness and Democratic officials occurred the day after Christie’s former counsel, Michele Brown, attended a campaign event at the candidate’s Mendham home.
Lautenberg’s letter was sent to Mary Patrice Brown in the U.S. Attorney General’s Office of Professional Responsibility.