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January 24th, 2014
06:09 PM ET

Bridgegate: No direct dirt on Christie so far

(CNN) - It should have been a week to remember for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, instead it stretched into one he'd probably like to leave on the side of the Jersey turnpike.

Tuesday's snowstorm ruined the party he planned for his second inauguration on Ellis Island, after he took his oath and gave a speech that ignored all the turmoil in his office.

There's the claim that his lieutenant governor threatened to withhold Superstorm Sandy relief funds from Hoboken if that city's mayor didn't do as told.

Then there's the audit into his office's use of Sandy funds in a commercial starring himself.

And Thursday, federal subpoenas came rolling into his re-election committee, as part of the investigation into the so-called Bridgegate scandal.

But federal investigators have not found anything close to a smoking gun tying the traffic scandal to Christie. CNN's Evan Perez reports.

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