Former NJ Gov. McGreevey archives don't quite stack up

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Gov. James E. McGreevey's downfall came at the hands of a former staffer named Golan Cipel. But in the state Archives, which keeps the papers of governors and their aides dating to the 1700s, there is no record of Cipel's work.

Early in his tenure, McGreevey was stung by the revelation that a key staffer on his transition team was an ex-convict. But there is no record of anything that occurred at McGreevey's transition office.

There are no gubernatorial calendars, no day-planners or no briefing memos dealing with the crisis of the moment or the key issues for each week. Nor is there anything detailing the work of his transition team, either of his two chiefs of staff or their deputies, or a written record documenting the agendas or discussions of Cabinet meetings held while he was governor from 2002 to 2004.

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