Judge to rule next week on Gov. Christie Bridge-Gate complaint

A judge says he will not rule on a criminal misconduct complaint against Gov. Chris Christie today in the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal.



The judge will instead rule next week on whether a criminal misconduct complaint against the governor can go forward.



The whole reason for today's hearing was an appellate decision saying Gov. Christie should be represented in a probable cause hearing.



But the governor's attorney did not show, saying since the Bergen County prosecutor's office said last week it wouldn't prosecute Christie.



They considered the case dismissed.



The judge said today he would consider former firefighter William Brennan's complaint, finding probable cause to move it forward.



But he declined to issue a ruling today, saying he needed to read through the evidence submitted by Brennan.



The judge also denied Brennan's request for a special prosecutor to be appointed, claiming it's a conflict on interest to have prosecutors who answer to Christie investigating the case.



A judge will issue a decision on probable cause next Thursday.


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