As testimony in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial continues past its first week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces a new problem: a citizen's criminal complaint filed against him in Fort Lee Municipal Court. Brian Thompson reports. (Published Thursday, Sep 29, 2016)

What to Know

  • David Wildstein has pleaded guilty in the scheme to tie up traffic at the bridge

  • Ex-Christie staffers Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni face fraud, conspiracy and civil rights charges in the case

  • Christie has repeatedly denied knowing anything about the scheme until long after it was carried out

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. 

Attorneys representing Christie declined to comment on the case. 

It comes weeks after activist Bill Brennan filed a complaint of official misconduct in the second degree in late September. Brennan said he filed the complaint in part because the fallout of the 2013 lane closures cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

[NY] Witness: Christie Knew About GWB Lane Closures

A former official at the Port Authority says Governor Christie knew the GWB lane closures were happening. Brian Thompson reports. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016)

Brennan said his criminal complaint of the governor was over the government's star witness David Wildstein's accusation that the governor knew by midweek about the lane shutdowns for political retaliation against Fort Lee's mayor, as well as the governor's subsequent failure to seek criminal prosecution of his staffers once he found out.

The governor is on record repeatedly, and as late as Tuesday, denying he was told about the closures the week of the shutdown.