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More Christie Troubles: Aide Resigns As Investigations Turn Focus on NJ Governor

Christina Genovese Renna worked for former Christie deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly.

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The scandal enveloping New Jersey Governor Chris Christie continues to escalate.  One of his staffers, an aide named Christina Genovese Renna, has resigned.

Renna has been subpoenaed as part of the New Jersey legislature’s investigation into the bridge lane closure scandal, in which Christie administration officials closed traffic lanes to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey.  In a statement given to NBC News, Renna said her resignation “reflects a decision I have been considering since shortly after the election."

Renna worked for Bridget Anne Kelly, the now-fired deputy chief of staff who e-mailed Port Authority appointee and Christie friend David Wildstein with the message, “Time for some traffic problems.”

The news of Renna’s resignation comes days after Wildstein accused Governor Christie of lying about whether he knew about the lane closures.  Christie has denied he did not know, but Wildstein’s lawyer said his client has evidence “tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference.”

Meanwhile, Democrats in New Jersey are waiting on more subpoenas to be returned that could expose more about the bridge scandal.

 

Alex Kane is former World editor at AlterNet. His work has appeared in Mondoweiss, Salon, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books and more. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane.

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