Chris Christie and his associates are known for being brazen, but this is really tempting fate.
Nine days before a team of its top lawyers made public a report clearing Governor Christie in the George Washington Bridge scandal, the law firm donated $10,000 to the Republican Governors Association, a group he heads.
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher made its donation March 18. [...]
The law firm is being paid $650 an hour for its work but has not yet submitted any bills to the state.
Isn’t that nice?
While taxpayers pay Gibson Dunn & Crutcher to clear Christie’s name, that money is essentially turned around and given to the Republican Governors Association.
New Jersey taxpayers will inadvertently donate to the RGA whether they want to or not.
I may be biased but I can’t see how this could possibly be ethical. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has not donated to the Democratic Governors Association.