Bridgegate: Former Christie Aide Expected to Return to the Stand Today

The New York Times reports that Bridget Kelly, Governor Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, began testifying on her own behalf on Friday (October 21). She told jurors that David Wildstein told her he wanted to close some of the Fort Lee access lanes to see if that would improve traffic flow across the George Washington toll bridge. She described a chain of discussions (in which Christie took part) that preceded the lane closings and took account of gubernatorial reelection campaign politics, but focused primarily on policy. Kelly returns to the stand today.

The Record’s Charles Stile writes that “Christie world” will never be the same because of Friday’s testimony by two witnesses: Kelly and Michael DuHaime (a political “consultant and confidant” of the governor).