New Jersey Hush-Hush on Chris Christie’s Relationship With Roger Ailes

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Last month, our own Gabriel Sherman reported that New Jersey governor Chris Christie had dinner with Fox News chief Roger Ailes last summer, and the two had a phone conversation a few months ago in which Ailes encouraged Christie to run for president. When Gawker requested access to any official records of such interactions under New Jersey's Open Public Records Act, they were blocked by a claim of executive privilege, meaning the New Jersey government considers Ailes an adviser to Christie. [Gawker]