On Campaign Payment of Legal Fees, Contrasting Views from Christie

On Campaign Payment of Legal Fees, Contrasting Views from Christie

“The [law] … should not be interpreted to mean that a candidate or holder of public office can commit a criminal act in furtherance of his campaign and designate the legal defense of that action as a campaign expense.… Such expenses do not arise with respect to the candidate’s campaign, but because he decided to act irrespective of both his campaign obligations and federal law, in abuse of his local office.”