A county judge has found, for the second time, that there is probable cause to investigate whether Gov. Chris Christie committed official misconduct relating to the George Washington Bridge lane closures in 2013.
Bergen County’s presiding municipal judge, Roy McGeady, made the finding after considering a citizen’s complaint brought by Bill Brennan, a retired firefighter who is running for governor.
McGeady had previously found probable cause regarding Brennan’s complaint, but a higher court sent it back for review.
The county prosecutor’s office, which would investigate the charge, has also said the complaint is without merit.
Christie’s lawyers emailed the court to say that, in light of the prosecutor’s letter, they considered the issue a “nullity,” and would not appear at the hearing, McGeady said.
McGeady scheduled a first appearance in central processing court on March 10 at 1:30 p.m.