Former Chris Christie aide expected to return to witness stand

Kelly testified Friday that the Republican governor approved of a traffic study on the bridge.

By: AP | Newark | Published:October 24, 2016 11:51 am

The former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who prosecutors say sent the “time for some traffic problems” email that started the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is due back on the witness stand. Federal prosecutors are expected to begin cross-examining Bridget Kelly on Monday.

She was Christie’s deputy chief of staff and is on trial along with a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive whom prosecutors say launched the plot as revenge against a Democratic mayor who wouldn’t endorse Christie.

Kelly testified Friday that the Republican governor approved of a traffic study on the bridge. But prosecutors claim the study was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams. Christie has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.