But instead of producing the kind of Government Accountability Office-style report you might expect from a top-flight law firm using public funds to pursue a public investigation, the Mastro Report is transparently partial toward Christie. It lays blame for the Bridge operation at the feet of David Wildstein and Bridget Ann Kelly by painting them as rogue employees. Meanwhile, Gibson Dunn’s attorneys didn’t interview Port Authority chairman David Samson and seemed to avoid pursuing threads that might have implicated Christie in some way. What’s more, Mastro’s team didn’t provide transcripts or notes to support their adjective-heavy narrative – one in which the word “simply” is used sixteen times and “crazy” appears eight times.The law firm claims that it didn't keep any additional records related to the 75 interviews it conducted with people working with and for Christie for the final report. Wow, that's a head scratcher. They also claim they came up with some process by which their lawyers summarized each interview electronically, edited them, and then released those "interview memoranda" publicly. But attorneys for the defendants aren't buying it.
U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton agreed to the defense’s request for a subpoena to force Gibson Dunn hand over MS Word documents and other electronic files and metadata.Bottom line: Bridgegate is far from over
Since then, the firm has put up a fight to keep that metadata from the defendants.