Chris Christie to replace Jeff Sessions as Trump AG? Could be

David Madden
November 08, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Chris Christie pauses during a Town Hall meeting at Gilchrist Metal Company during his 2016 presidential campaign.

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WASHINGTON, DC (KYW Newsradio) -- CBS News reports that former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is on the short list to succeed Jeff Sessions as the nation’s Attorney General.
                
But how real is that possibility?
                
On the plus side, The president has a 16-year relationship with Christie, now a private lawyer and TV commentator. Then again, his relationship with Trump’s son in law and confident, Jared Kushner, is believed to be strained at best.
                
Christie was at a forum at Rowan University in October and talked about what might lure him into serving in the Trump administration.
                
“If I were to go back into government, it would only be for something that I felt I was uniquely qualified to do or I thought I could make a big enough difference that I could look at my wife and say ‘OK. One more time’,” he said.
                
Remember, he did serve as New Jersey U.S. Attorney General before his 8-year gubernatorial term and made no secret of his desire to serve either as Trump’s Vice-President or Attorney General.

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But that was in 2016.
                
Now, Christie has made it clear he has different priorities, although he still privately advises the president when called upon, and keeps those conversations private. 
                
Christie was in Washington on Thursday for meetings with Kushner at the White House to discuss prison reform. That session had been previously scheduled.
                
For what it’s worth, Christie said he’s been offered three chances to be part of the Trump team, once as Homeland Security Secretary and once to head up the Labor Department.
                
Others said to be on the short list for Attorney General, according to CBS News, are former New York mayor and current Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, outgoing Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and onetime U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who served in the Bush 41 administration.