Chris Christie Referred to Prosecutors for Misconduct

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Testimony heard at the Bridgegate trial against former Christie staffers Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni has made it fairly clear that, at the very least, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew about the politically-motivated revenge plot to cause a traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge.

A judge has now issued a summons and referred Christie to local prosecutors for official misconduct.

Judge Roy McGeady issued the ruling Thursday. The case now goes to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, which will decide whether to bring the issue to a grand jury for possible indictment. [...]

"I'm satisfied that there's probable cause to believe that an event of official misconduct was caused by Gov. Christie," McGeady said. "I'm going to issue the summons."

This isn't a guarantee that Christie will be indicted, but it is a step in that direction. Christie has run his mouth a great deal publicly, but this opens the door to the possibility they he'll have to testify under oath.

The local Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal was appointed by Christie and he should recuse himself, but I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't.

  • muselet

    Is it just me, or is the smell of desperation getting kind of thick?

    A Christie spokesman, Brian Murray, said the governor would appeal the ruling immediately.

    “This is a dishonorable complaint filed by a known serial complainant and political activist with a history of abusing the judicial system,” Murray said. “The simple fact is the governor had no knowledge of the lane realignments either before they happened or while they were happening. This matter has already been thoroughly investigated by three separate independent investigations.”

    Chris Christie’s lawyers must be wondering why they didn’t follow their dads into the roofing business right about now.


  • Aynwrong

    Please let this happen.

  • The local Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal was appointed by Christie and he should recuse himself, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t.

    Because Jersey….

    • swift_4

      Yes, but if Christie is indicted, will it end his career and make the career of someone new? A County Prosecutor perhaps…


  • gescove

    The irony is strong in this campaign season. To borrow his very own phrase: “Lock him up!”

    • Victor the Crab

      Lock him up in those gestation crates that he felt were perfectly fine after he vetoed the New Jersey State”s legislation decision to ban them. Let’s see how long this fat fuck lasts after he’s forced to spend hours on end unable to move an inch in these things.