Gawker files suit against Christie administration over Fox News communication records

    N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and his administration are being sued for their refusal to share correspondence between the guv and his staff and Fox News President Roger Ailes.

    The suit was filed by Gawker and the New Jersey ACLU after Gawker’s Open Records Act request for the communications documents was denied based on what Christie’s office says is executive privilege.

    “In May, we filed an open records request looking for any correspondence between the men, as well as any entries in call logs or schedules that might shed light on the nature of their contacts,” Gawker’s John Cook writes.

    Ailes reportedly called Christie last summer to encourage the guv to run for president, though Christie remains adamant he won’t do so.

    The administration says the documents are covered by executive privilege, which aims to protect “sensitive decisional and consultative responsibilities.”

    Gawker is calling on Christie to at least explain which specific documents he wants kept secret and why.

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