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Key NJ Legislators Looking at Christie Impeachment: Sources

The chances are probably 50-50 that the assembly would pursue impeachment, a legislator told NBC 4 New York

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    Christie, with two years left in his second term as governor, has insisted for three years that he had no knowledge of a plot to shut down access lanes to the busy bridge connecting New Jersey and Manhattan as part of a political vendetta. On the first day of a trial that started this week in the scandal that has become known as "Bridgegate," prosecutors said their key witness will testify that's not true. Brian Thompson reports. (Published Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016)

    Key members of the New Jersey Assembly have begun researching whether or not to bring articles of impeachment against Gov. Chris Christie, NBC 4 New York has learned.

    The move comes after early testimony in the George Washington Bridge scandal trial, which some Assembly members believe shows the Republican governor had more knowledge of the lane closures in Fort Lee during and following the 2013 incident then he has led the public to believe.

    One committee chairman who did not want to be named said "clearly obstruction of justice" would be an obvious charge against the governor.

    The legislator told NBC 4 New York the chances are probably 50-50 that the assembly would pursue impeachment.