Christie’s former deputy chief of staff invokes Fifth Amendment

Gov. Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, a key figure in the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy, has declined to comply with a legislative subpoena, according to published reports.

Bridget Kelly, who records indicate sent an email to a former Port Authority official that read “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” invoked the Fifth Amendment that protects against self-incrimination, according to a report in The Bergen Record.

Kelly was subpoenaed by the state’s legislative joint committee investigating the so-called Bridgegate scandal.

Christie’s former deputy chief of staff invokes Fifth Amendment