Will this ever end? This is a developing story…
A judge just found probable cause to charge New Jersey Governor Chris Christie with “official misconduct” for his involvement in the Bridgegate Scandal…Bergen County Superior Court Judge Roy McCready cited testimony from the federal trial of two former Christie aides convicted of scheming to close approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as revenge against a mayor who refused to endorse Christie’s successful re-election bid:
It took the federal jury nearly five days to convict Bridget Anne Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Baroni, the governor’s appointee at the Port Authority, as part of the biggest political corruption scandal to rock New Jersey in years.
The decision from state Superior Court Judge Roy F. McGeady of Bergen County means the governor could still face charges connected to the scandal that has plagued his administration, even though the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office has said that it won’t pursue it.
The Attorney General’s Office could supersede the BCPO’s authority, but he doesn’t see that happening in this case.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Molinelli said, has “prerogative” in this matter. “I have full confidence that the Bergen County Prosecutor will make the right decision,” he said.