An attorney for former top Gov. Chris Christie administration official Bridget Anne Kelly filed paperwork arguing his client shouldn’t have to comply with a legislative subpoena.
The documents, filed by Kelly attorney Michael Critchley, argues lawmakers rushed to judgment in its investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.
“Considering the co-chairman’s rush to judgment, his conflicting statements regarding Ms. Kelly’s criminal exposure, and the parallel grand jury investigation that has been launched, Ms. Kelly’s concern over incriminating herself by producing the documents at issue is not ‘trifling or imaginary,’ but ‘substantial and real,'” the documents read.
Kelly is a former deputy chief of staff to the governor who was dismissed from the administration after documents revealed she sent the now infamous note to a former Port Authority official declaring “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”