Does President Trump was former New Jersey governor Chris Christie as his need attorney general?
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani believes he should.
Giuliani told the New Jersey’s Record last week that he thinks it would be a good move. “He’s my No. 1 candidate.” Christie would be a “viable guy for a lot of things” in the administration.’
Christie was originally penciled in for some important post in the Trump administration. However, the new president became “so disgusted with Chris Christie’s handling of the Bridgegate scandal” that he kicked the then-New Jersey governor out of his inner circle, The New York Post reported at the time.
Last week, Giuliani told the Washington Post in an interview that the president was interested in bringing Christie in to prep him for a sit-down with special counsel Robert Mueller. He said that Christie would “be willing to do it as [a] volunteer,” and that as a lawyer, Christie would have “attorney-client privilege.”
President Trump’s disillusionment with AG Jeff Sessions is no secret. He recently said that he wished he had appointed someone else as attorney general. In a series of tweets weeks ago, the president blamed him for the ongoing “Russian Witch Hunt Hoax,” noting that he “would have quickly picked someone else” as the nation’s chief law officer if he knew of Sessions’ decision to “recuse himself.” Trump suggested that Sessions, who was involved in the Trump campaign, “knew better than most that there was No Collusion.”
One tweet read: “The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself…I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined…and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!”
Trump has been openly critical of Sessions ever since the recusal on the Russian collusion investigation, slamming the former senator for not launching full-blown investigations into Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and officials like fired FBI Director James Comey and fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, according to the New York Post.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said on CBS This Morning that “what the president is doing is expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterward. If I were the president and I picked someone to be the country’s chief law enforcement officer and they told me later, ‘oh by the way I’m not going to be able to participate on the most important case in the office,’ I would be frustrated too… There are lots of really good lawyers in the country. He could have picked someone else.”
Shortly after the interview, the president responded by tweeting, “And I wish I did!”
By: Howard M. Riell