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HERE'S A summary of yesterday's events in the BridgeGate scandal enveloping New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
* Christie fired Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly and cut ties with political adviser Bill Stepien. The action came after the Record published emails showing the pair's involvement in a scheme to create gridlock on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee to punish the mayor for not endorsing Christie.
* Christie said he knew nothing about the scheme and was "embarrassed and humiliated" by it. He apologized repeatedly for what he called its "abject stupidity" at a packed news conference in Trenton. He later traveled to Fort Lee, where he apologized to the mayor and residents.
* U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, the state's top federal prosecutor, said he is "reviewing the matter to determine whether a federal law was implicated."
* David Wildstein, a Christie appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge, who resigned after being implicated in the scandal, was found in contempt by a legislative committee after he refused to answer questions, invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.