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Governor Christie's Scandal
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Bridget Kelly-Gov. Christie scandal: Former top aide Bridget Kelly aka Bridget Anne Kelly, is an American woman who was fired for lying about her knowledge of an email exchange indicating her involvement in a traffic jam that was caused in Fort Lee, N.J., after a major bridge was shut down in 2013. According to International Business Times, the traffic jam that occurred on the George Washington Bridge was believed to be in retaliation for Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich's refusal to endorse Gov. Chris Christie's bid for reelection.

Key points that make this case so shocking

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich comes forward with accusations that the traffic flub could have possibly been politically motivated.

Gov. Christie asks Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly if she knows anything about the situation. She denies all involvement or knowledge of the scandal.

Gov. Christie has no knowledge that one of his top aides has betrayed him.

Documents obtained by TPM reveal that Gov. Christie's aide Bridget Kelly sent an email to Port Authority appointee David Wildstein in which she states: "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."

In a press conference held by Gov. Christi, he denies any involvement in the scandal, stating that he is sorry and humiliated by the events. He also tells reporters that Aide Bridget Kelly was fired for lying to him.

Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich does not want to hear from Gov. Chris Christie. Christie insists that he will make a visit to Fort Lee to try and make contact with those who are willing to speak with him.

Governor Christie's Scandal
Governor Christie's Scandal (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Governor Christie's Scandal

TRENTON, NJ - JANUARY 9: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on January 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey. According to reports Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is accused of giving a signal to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge, allegedly as punishment for the Fort Lee, New Jersey mayor not endorsing the Governor during the election.

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Fort Lee Bridge-Closed-Traffic Wikipedia

Fort Lee Bridge-Closed-Traffic

Here is a photo of the George Washington Bridge that was shut down in Fort Lee. Fort Lee residents use this bridge daily to travel from New York City and New Jersey.

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Bridget Kelly Governor Christie Twitter

Bridget Kelly Governor Christie

Looks like Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly has closed her Twitter account. A cache of the account revealed this photo which was originally posted with her children appearing on the photo with her.