Transcript for Former Christie Aide in Court Over NJ Bridge Scandal
The first time that we've actually seen Bridget and -- sensing was dismissed the deputy chief of staff for governor Chris Christie. -- bride today Kelly walked into the courthouse surrounded. By an army of media is she made our way to the hearing the focus of today's proceedings dealt with whether she will be forced to hand over emails and text messages. -- what the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September. The attorney for the legislative committee investigating the four days of traffic -- Bridge gates says Kelly and former. -- point man -- -- should turn over all documents pertaining to any conversations. They had. Involving those lane closures now step -- and Kelly have refused to turn the documents over to the committee. Claiming their Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. Both Kelly and step in -- being investigated by federal authorities. The lawyer for the committee says Kelly and step in must comply with the request to turn over the text and emails even if there. Personal texts and emails on the lane closure. This Kelly was a public employee. Communicating about the use of public resources. On the lane closures to reassign the lanes public lanes and a public thoroughfare. In the the bottom line is the cost of being a public employee. Is -- the records that she had asked whether her personal possession now or otherwise they deal with state issues are not protected by the Fifth Amendment. There isn't any doubt. That the subpoena in this case. Requires mr. stepping. In the course of producing responsive documents. To attest to the existence of the documents. To attest to the possession by him of the documents and to attest to the authenticity of the documents that they -- what they purport to be. That is precisely. What the Fifth Amendment proscribed -- Elation -- legislation dictate -- are -- -- and inside the courtroom right now the proceedings continue they started around 10 o'clock this morning. Bridget and Kelly she's in the courtroom they'll step yet. -- not mrs. Kelly has been focusing. On all the testimony never looking behind are looking at straight up the lawyers and the judge as they continue. What these proceedings inside the courtroom it's no word on whether or not deny any -- -- it won't make a decision today. That is the latest live from Trenton Anthony Johnson channel seven Eyewitness News.
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