After Two People Said No, Chris Christie Now Being Seriously Considered For AG

New Jersey Governor and former White House hopeful Chris Christie (L) listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speaks to the media during a campaign event on March 1, 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida,... New Jersey Governor and former White House hopeful Chris Christie (L) listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) speaks to the media during a campaign event on March 1, 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida, following "Super Tuesday" poll results. White House hopeful Donald Trump said after a string of wins in the "Super Tuesday" primaries that he can bring the Republican party together to win the US presidency in November. / AFP / Gaston De Cardenas (Photo credit should read GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 9, 2018 7:56 a.m.

After the White House was met with rejection from two potential attorney general candidates, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is becoming a likelier possibility, according to a Thursday Politico report.

President Donald Trump reportedly thinks that Christie deserves the post after patiently enduring the humiliation of being completely passed over during the 2016 transition.

Christie was spotted at the White House on Thursday for a meeting with Jared Kushner about prison reform. He is reportedly working to mend his relationship with Kushner, one that has been acrimonious since Christie landed Kushner’s father in jail.

Per Politico, Christie could, however, face calls to recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe if he got the job due to his role in Trump’s 2016 election. A recusal would almost certainly earn Trump’s enduring fury, as former attorney general Jeff Sessions knows well.

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