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Christie to Appear in Court on Activist's Bridge-gate Complaint

Christie to Appear in Court on Activist's Bridge-gate Complaint

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (AP Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 October 2016 07:02 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to appear in court next month on a complaint from an activist over the Bridge-gate controversy, Politico reports.

Christie will be in Bergen County Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. on November 23 over the complaint filed by retired Teaneck firefighter Bill Brennan. A Bergen County judge ruled last week that enough probable cause existed for the complaint to go forward.

Christie's spokesman Brian Murray last week said Christie would appeal the ruling.

Brennan's complaint asserts that Christie knew about September 2013 lane closures of the George Washington Bridge and should have prevented them. Christie insists that the move was made by members of his staff without his knowledge.

Speculation as to motive included that the lanes from Fort Lee, NJ into Manhattan were shut in retaliation against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not supporting Christie's re-election bid.

A lawyer for Bridgette Kelly, Christie's top aide at the time, said in court earlier this month that Christie discussed the lane closings with Kelly before they happened.

The case is being prosecuted by acting Bergen County prosecutor Gurbir Grewal, whom Christie appointed in January. The governor nominated Grewal for a full term in September.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to appear in court next month on a complaint from an activist over the Bridge-gate controversy, Politico reports.
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