Headline was deceptive

on Christie bridge probe

Regarding the March 28 story, "Christie cleared in lane closings":

I was extremely disappointed by this deceptive headline, which gave a false impression.

The governor was "cleared" by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the law firm hired by his administration to investigate the Bridgegate and Hoboken allegations. Since Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is described by numerous sources as "having close ties to the Christie administration," it should come as no surprise that they exonerated the man who forked over a million taxpayer dollars to the firm for conducting this "investigation."

And the investigation further lacks credibility since it did not include interviews with the three known players in the bridge closing - Bridget Kelly, Bill Stepien, and David Wildstein.

Whether the governor truly knew what was going on with the George Washington Bridge or tried to strong-arm the mayor of Hoboken is yet to be determined. The answer as to what role, if any, Christie played will have to wait for the conclusions of the ongoing investigations being conducted by more credible authorities.

Sadly, the headline in the Press gave a false impression. I hope that people had time to read the entire article and not just the misleading headline.

STEVE LEADLEY

Cape May Court House