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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the report that cleared him of involvement in closing lanes near the George Washington Bridge "will stand the test of time, and it will be tested."

His office hired the law firm that issued the report Thursday. Taxpayers paid for it.

Christie spoke Friday in his first news conference in nearly three months.

He says the lawyers who produced the report would not "give away their reputations to do some kind of slipshod job for me."

The report portrayed the Republican governor as a careful yet emotional leader who looked into the eyes of his top staffers as he asked what they knew about the lane closures.

Democrats have blasted the report as one-sided and incomplete.

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