Subpoenaed Christie staffer Christina Genovese Renna resigns

 Renna was subpoenaed last month by a New Jersey legislative committee looking into manufactured traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Renna was subpoenaed last month by a New Jersey legislative committee looking into manufactured traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration who has been subpoenaed in an alleged political payback investigation has resigned.

Christina Genovese Renna left the governor’s office Friday, the same day former Christie loyalist David Wildstein claimed to have evidence contradicting the governor’s account of a lane closing operation, apparently to create traffic chaos as a political vendetta.

Renna reported to Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly, who apparently set the lane closings in motion with an email to Wildstein.

Renna confirmed her resignation to The Associated Press through a statement Sunday from her lawyer, Henry Klingeman.

In it, Renna says she has been considering leaving since after the November election, which Christie won decisively.

Renna is among 17 people close to Christie subpoenaed by a legislative panel.

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