2. Source: NY Times, link
3. There is no evidence that Mr. Christie ordered the dismissal of the charges against Sheriff Trout. But his attorney general, Paula T. Dow, who had served as his counsel at the United States attorney’s office, supervised the quashing of the indictment and the ouster of the respected prosecutors.
4. Quash: v. reject or void, especially by legal procedure; put an end to; suppress
5. The rumors about the President’s affair were quashed by his wife at the press conference.