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Christie: White House hasn't contacted me about attorney general job

Posted On: Nov 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, said Wednesday he has not been contacted by the White House about the possibility of being nominated for attorney general. “No,” Christie told reporters after an event in Atlantic City, according to audio of the exchange. “No, I read the papers. I know the position's open. No one needs to tell me.” Christie is reportedly under serious consideration for the position in the wake of Jeff Sessions' forced resignation. Christie has been clear in the past that he desires the job and has turned down other cabinet positions. The Republican, who left office in January after hitting a two-term limit, is now an attorney in private practice and a political analyst for ABC News. He has moved toward the front of the line for the attorney general job since Sessions was pushed out after it became clear several other potential nominees were not interested in the position. POLITICO reported last week that Trump has said...

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