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.