Ex-Christie Aide’s BridgeGate Documents Are Released (READ)

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Another batch of documents related to the George Washington Bridge lane closures investigation has been released.

On Monday, the New Jersey legislative committee investigating the scandal put online several hundred pages of emails and other documents which were entered into the public record last week during the testimony of Christina Renna, a former staff member in the administration of Gov. Chris Christie (R).

Renna testified before committee about her time working in the governor’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. In her role, Renna worked under both Bill Stepien, who left the office in 2013 to run Christie’s re-election campaign, and Bridget Kelly, who succeeded Stepien and who is the administration figure most closely tied to the plan to close Fort Lee, N.J.’s access lanes to the bridge in September. Both Stepien and Kelly have lost their jobs as a result of their ties to the scandal, and both have refused to cooperate with the state lawmakers investigating the lane closures.

During her testimony, Renna notably raised questions about the accuracy of a report, produced by a legal team hired by Christie’s office, that cleared Christie of any involvement in the lane closures.

You can read all the newly-released documents here:

Renna Documents

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