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Chris Christie Apologizes, Fires Top Aide Over Bridge Closures

 
Posted January 9th, 2014 @ 9:10am by Metro News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. Christie has fired a top aide who engineered political payback against a town mayor, saying she lied. Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is the latest casualty in a widening scandal that threatens to upend Christie's second term and likely run for president in 2016. Documents show she arranged traffic jams to punish the mayor, who didn't endorse Christie for re-election. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is apologizing after reports indicated his administration created a traffic jam for political reasons

Christie has fired a top aide over the incident. He disavowed any involvement or knowledge of the decision to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge to create a traffic jam at Fort Lee. Even so, Christie emphasized that he is ultimately responsible for the actions of his administration.

Christie claimed he was blindsided by reports saying that emails showed an effort to cause a jam at Fort Lee after Fort Lee's mayor refused to endorse Christie's bid for reelection. Christie also remarked that he's going to go to Fort Lee later today to apologize to the mayor there personally.

Christie emphasized that he is ultimately responsible for the actions of his administration.

Here are the documents were released Wednesday in connection with an investigation into lane closings ordered at the George Washington Bridge by top aides to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. 

Emails From Top Christie Aide on Lane Closures

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