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Rudy Giuliani as Attorney General? I 'Have the Energy' for It, He Says

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Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani speaks at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland, Ohio on October 22, 2016. (Jay LaPrete/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 11 Nov 2016 12:17 PM

Rudy Giuliani appeared to make a case for himself as attorney general in President-elect Donald Trump's administration during a Thursday interview on CNN's "New Day."

Both Giuliani, former mayor of New York City, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have been floated as contenders for the position in the days following Trump's upset victory over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, according to Politico.

"I certainly have the energy, and there's probably nobody that knows the Justice Department better than me," Giuliani told Chris Cuomo of "New Day." "Well, I was an assistant U.S. attorney. I was the associate attorney general of the United States, third-ranking official under Ronald Reagan. I've argued in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. I've argued in almost every circuit. And I tried, as a personal lawyer and U.S. attorney, over 50 cases."

Giuliani told "Fox & Friends" in an earlier interview, though, that he was happy in the private sector as a partner in the law firm Greenberg Traurig.

"You can't find a happier guy at what he's doing than me," Giuliani said on the program, according to Politico.

On "New Day," Giuliani also appeared to also throw cold water on the idea of Trump hiring a special prosecutor to re-investigate Clinton in connection to her email scandal. He had suggested such a possibility in the past. 

"I don't like to see America become a country in which we prosecute people, you know, about politics," Giuliani stated.

Giuliani served two terms as mayor of New York City, first elected in 1993. He became a divisive figure with a tough-on-crime stance, and he later unsuccessfully campaigned for the Republican nomination for president in 2008.

He began working as the U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York in 1983 before he ran for mayor. He also worked in private practice and an assistant U.S. attorney before that.

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