Lock him up? County prosecutors can now pursue charges against Christie over ‘Bridgegate’
Donald Trump isn’t the only prominent Republican having a bad week — it looks like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is as well.
NBC 4 New York reports that a judge has found probable cause for an official misconduct complaint leveled against Christie for his role in the politically motivated closing of lanes on the George Washington Bridge. This means that Bergen County prosecutors can now pursue charges against Christie if they find enough evidence to indict the governor.
Last month, both prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Bridgegate trial argued that Christie had been informed of the lane closures as they happened in 2013. Although Christie is not involved in that particular case, it is now possible that he could be charged over what he allegedly knew about the closure scheme.
The lane closures were originally orchestrated by Christie aides as a way to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee for not endorsing their boss during his 2013 reelection bid.