New Jersey Governor fired aide 'because she lied to me'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he has fired a top aide "because she lied to me".

Christie said the termination of Bridget Kelly's employment was "effective immediately".

Kelly had been Christie's deputy chief of staff for legislative and intergovernmental affairs.

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US Governor 'knew of lane closures at time' of traffic jam

A US official who ordered the closure of lanes on a congested bridge in New Jersey last September has claimed that Governor Chris Christie was aware of the move at the time. Mr Christie has repeatedly said he first learned of the closure last month.