New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could be facing at least ten years in prison as a criminal summons has been issued for his misconduct in office related to Bridgegate.
— Brian Thompson (@brian4NY) October 13, 2016
NBC4 in New York reported:
A judge has found probable cause for a complaint of official misconduct against Gov. Chris Christie related to the George Washington Bridge closure.
The case now goes to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which will determine if the case will lead to an indictment.
Under New Jersey’s official misconduct law, a public servant can be imprisoned for up to ten years for criminal acts committed in their official capacity. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate behavior is a textbook violation of New Jersey law. Evidence has shown that Christie was involved in the plan to political payback on those who had not endorsed him by closing lanes of the George Washington Bridge during rush hour.
Gov. Christie could be facing ten years in prison for each count of criminal misconduct. It is possible that Christie could be charged with multiple counts of misconduct and abuse of official capacity in office.
Christie has been a consistent and constant surrogate for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. He has been a constant presence on television for Trump, and his name has been floated as the person who was likely to become US attorney general if Trump won the election.
Chris Christie has gone from rising Republican political star to Trump lackey to potential convict in record time. Gov. Christie has bullied, blustered, misused, and abused his powers as governor for years, but it appears that payback time is coming soon.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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