Governor Chris Christie got word from New Jersey prosecutors on Friday about whether they will or will not move forward in pursuing criminal misconduct charges against him in connection with the “Bridgegate” scandal.
The office of the Bergen County Prosecutors issued a letter to a local judge stating it did not have sufficient evidence to prove Gov. Christie was involved in the plot to shut down multiple lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013.
“The reason is simple, but compelling – that charge cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” the letter declared.
The shutdown was an attempt to punish a local mayor for not endorsing Gov. Christie’s re-election bid. Two former Christie aides were convicted in 2016 for spearheading the lane closure plot, and U.S. prosecutors introduced evidence at trial suggesting the former presidential candidate was at least aware of the plan.
However, the outspoken Christie has boldly and consistently claimed his innocence in the matter.
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