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Christie Fires Aide, Apologizes For Traffic Jams

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January 09, 2014 AT 8:25 AM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday apologized for highway lane closures apparently ordered by his aides as political retribution, said he had "no knowledge or involvement" in what happened and sought to assure New Jerseyans that the actions are not typical of the way his administration does business. "This is the exception, not the rule," he told a news conference. Christie, who had previously assured the public his staff had no involvement in the road closings, said he had fired Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, "because she lied to me," he said.