Report: Christie interviewed by feds in bridge scandal

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(CNN)A new report that says Gov. Chris Christie met with FBI agents and federal prosecutors last month has the governor's camp saying the New Jersey Republican has "fully" cooperated "with all appropriate inquiries" related to the George Washington Bridge scandal.

"Governor Christie made clear from day one that he and his administration would fully cooperate with all appropriate inquiries. That's exactly what he has done and will continue to do, and he is very much looking forward to this matter's conclusion," spokeswoman Maria Comella told CNN in a statement Friday. Christie's statement to CNN did not specifically address whether Christie met with the FBI and federal prosecutors last month.
ABC News first reported Friday that the New Jersey Republican privately sat down with officials at the governor's mansion in Princeton, New Jersey, where he answered questions for more than two hours in December.
    The scandal exploded into the national conversation a year ago when messages surfaced revealing that two of Christie's top aides were involved in the September 2013 access lane closures to the nation's busies bridge, causing days of massive backups.
    The plot was allegedly carried out as political retribution against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee after he refused to endorse Christie's re-election bid that year.
    Christie immediately fired or cut ties with those involved.
    The U.S. Attorney's office began its investigation early last year. Christie's administration also hired outside counsel to conduct an internal review, which cleared the governor of any wrongdoing in March.
    Separately, a Democratic-led state legislative panel was also conducing a probe but announced last month that its finding were inconclusive.