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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walks past reporters as he leaves City Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Fort Lee, N.J. Christie traveled to Fort Lee to apologize in person to Mayor Mark Sokolich. Moving quickly to contain a widening political scandal, Gov. Chris Christie fired one of his top aides Thursday and apologized repeatedly for the "abject stupidity" of his staff, insisting he had no idea anyone around him had engineered traffic jams to get even with a Democratic mayor. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Most New Jersey voters say Gov. Chris Christie lied

Most voters in New Jersey say they don't buy New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's assertion that he had no knowledge of the George Washington Bridge scandal — and add if it is proven that the Republican lied, then he should step down, a Rasmussen Reports poll reported.

Tea party supporters listen to speakers at a rally against the Internal Revenue Service entitled, "Audit the IRS" on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

ACLJ: Appointment of Obama supporter to lead IRS probe 'troubling'

The group representing 41 organizations in a federal lawsuit related to the IRS targeting of conservative and tea party groups said Thursday that it is "troubling" that the Justice Department tapped a political supporter of President Obama to lead the investigation into the allegations of wrongdoing at the tax agency.