BREAKING: Judge Issues Criminal Summons Versus Governor Christie

Brian Thompson of NBC News has breaking news.

A New Jersey judge has issued a probable cause criminal summons versus Gov. Chris Christie for official misconduct in office.

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From the NBC News report…

“The complaint was initially lodged late last month by activist and former Teaneck firefighter Bill Brennan. It stemmed from the ongoing, separate Bridgegate trial in which ex-Port Authority official David Wildstein recently testified that the Republican governor knew about the September 2013 lane closures — allegedly ordered by Christie staffers as political retribution against the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee. The alleged scheme caused a crippling traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge for days. Brennan has argued the scandal has cost New Jersey taxpayers millions of dollars.”

Christie is appealing the summons.

“This is a dishonorable complaint filed by a known serial complainant and political activist with a history of abusing the judicial system,” said Brian Murray, Christie’s spokesman in a statement. “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. The ruling is being appealed immediately.”

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