Jeff Sessions is out. Old news, I know. It’s not terribly shocking. President Trump has made it abundantly clear that he’s been unhappy with Sessions for basically…forever.
We’ve all been wondering who Trump will choose as his replacement. Any guesses?
CNN seems to think it has a scoop: Chris Christie and Pam Bondi. Both are supposedly under consideration.
President Donald Trump is considering former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources familiar with the matter said.
Of course, it’s unclear who those “sources” are.
CNN is already convinced that Christie and Bondi would face serious ethical issues.
If nominated, Christie, a former US attorney, could face similar calls to the ones Sessions faced to recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation given his role as a prominent 2016 campaign surrogate for Trump. But unlike Sessions, there is no indication he had contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign or transition.
And on Bondi:
Bondi could face significant hurdles to confirmation over a controversy surrounding the $25,000 contribution her political action committee received from Trump’s foundation during her 2014 re-election bid. Although a Florida ethics panel cleared Bondi of wrongdoing last year, her acceptance of the donation came under scrutiny because her office was at the time investigating Trump University for alleged fraud.
Again– this is purely speculation at this point. Who knows if the “sources” leaked the correct info.
“There are many people in contention for that position just because there are many qualified people who would like to do it,” Kellyanne Conway told reporters Thursday.
Who would YOU like to see as AG and why?