NJ Gov Sued over Communication with Fox News Head

By BETH DeFALCO, Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being sued over his administration’s refusal to release any correspondence between Fox News President Roger Ailes and the governor or his staff.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey filed suit Monday on behalf of a reporter for Gawker Entertainment LLC.

It’s based on a public records request made by Gawker reporter John Cook in May. Cook sought any correspondence, phone records and calendar entries from Christie’s office on the meeting between Christie and Ailes during the summer of 2010.

The governor’s office has refused to confirm whether the records exist and said that if they did they would be exempt from state’s open records law.

Calls and emails sent to Fox News and Christie’s office were not immediately returned.

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