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Chris Christie Says Bridge Scandal Was Covered More Harshly Than Clinton E-Mails

The Republican speculates about what the media reaction would have been if he had acknowledged deleting e-mails in the so-called Bridgegate flap.
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Likely Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Thursday that he has been scrutinized far more heavily by the media than Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton when it comes to their respective controversies.

“If I had come out the day after the Bridgegate thing was announced and said, 'By the way, um, all my e-mails are on a private server and I deleted a whole bunch of them and I destroyed the server, but you need to take my word for it, the e-mails had nothing to do with the bridge stuff,' can you only imagine what the reaction would have been?” Christie said on CNBC's Squawk Box.