TPM Livewire

Fired Christie Staffer Pleads 5th, Refuses to Turn Over Documents

AP Photo / Tim Larsen

"Unfettered access to, among other things, Ms. Kelly's personal diaries, calendars and all of her electronic devices amounts to an inappropriate and unlimited invasion of Ms. Kelly's personal privacy and would also potentially reveal highly personal confidential communications completely unrelated to the reassignment of access lanes to the George Washignton Bridge."

Kelly has been at the center of the growing scandal since January 8th when emails showed she had passed the order to Port Authority appointee David Wildstein to trigger a week of traffic jams in Port Lee. "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," Kelly wrote in an Aug. 13 email.

Christie fired Kelly the following day, saying "She lied to me."