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.