February 3, 2014 7:15 am -

CHRISTIEPolitico gets the latest scoop in the mushrooming BridgeGhazi saga, reporting Sunday that yet another top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has quit:

A Chris Christie aide who was subpoenaed in a growing New Jersey traffic scandal resigned Friday, the aide’s lawyer confirmed to POLITICO.

Christina Renna becomes the second person to leave the Republican governor’s office since the scandal escalated in January. But she did not say the scandal, which has threatened Christie’s potential presidential ambitions, was the reason for her departure.

“This reflects a decision I have been considering since shortly after the election,” Renna said in a statement provided by her attorney, Henry Klingeman of Newark, N.J. Christie was elected to a second term last November.

“I have spent almost four years working hard for a governor I continue to respect and admire. The transition from term one to term two is a natural time to pursue an opportunity in the private sector,” Renna said.

Renna was the governor’s director of intergovernmental affairs, according to her attorney. She left on her own terms and was not fired, her attorney said. She has not been accused of wrongdoing during the probe into the lane closures, their motivation and the extent of the governor’s office’s involvement. The governor himself has denied any involvement in the alleged plot.

A spokesman for Christie, Colin Reed, declined to comment on Renna’s departure.

Renna’s lawyer did not answer whether his client plans to respond to her subpoena from state lawmakers investigating the scandal, which is due tomorrow.

D.B. Hirsch
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