President Donald Trump may tap former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CNN reports.
CNN and CBS News both report that the White House is thinking of nominating Christie, who acted as a surrogate for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, and Bondi. CBS reports that former Attorney General William Barr and Trump’s personal attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, are also in contention.
Former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday that he has been in contact with Trump about choosing a replacement for Sessions, according to Newsweek.
“Well, I have a couple of ideas which I’ve shared with the president, and I'm not going to share them with anybody else,” diGenova said when asked who he would pick. “So, if I say any of my ideas, I will be sharing a conversation with the president.”
When Ingraham brought up Christie, diGenova said he “would be fine. He’s experienced, he’s smart, he’s intelligent. He would have the full confidence of the president of the United States, which is to me, what was missing from the relationship with Jeff Sessions. The president is entitled to have a full-time attorney general and Christie could fulfill that role very nicely.”
Neither Christie nor Bondi responded to CNN or CBS about their requests for comment.
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