Former Gov. Chris Christie is being considered to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general, according to a CBS News report that cited “two sources familiar with the matter.”
Christie is among several candidates reportedly on the list of those being considered after Sessions, who had a tortured relationship with President Donald Trump, was forced out Wednesday as the nation's chief law enforcement officer.
Other people in the running include Rudy Giuliani, outgoing Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and former Attorney General William Barr, who served under President George H. W. Bush, according to CBS. The list is only expected to grow in the coming days, with no decision expected soon, the outlet reported.
Christie is a longtime friend of Trump's who endorsed the real estate mogul after dropping his own bid for president. He later led Trump's transition team before being sidelined after Trump was elected.
Christie, who served as a U.S. Attorney for New Jersey from 2002 to 2008, has made it known that he covets the job of attorney general. He said during an interview on Fox News last year that he likely would have resigned as governor had Trump originally offered him the post.
Trump has named Sessions' chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, as the acting attorney general.
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