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Torture Report Puts Presidential Hopefuls In Quiet Mode - NYTimes.com

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER17: Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., is escorted by Chairman of the Committee on House Administration Can
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER17: Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., is escorted by Chairman of the Committee on House Administration Candice Miller, R-Mich., to the Chairmans new member orientation lunch with Republican members-elect in the House dining room on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.(Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

WASHINGTON — In 2002, not long after President George W. Bush named him the top federal prosecutor in New Jersey, Chris Christie emphatically and unexpectedly denounced torture as a means of gathering evidence.

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