Chris Christie As Possible Next Attorney General Leaked & Announced By CNN


Somehow, Trump and his supporters believe that having one agent on the FBI who disagrees with Trump’s politics makes the entire agency corrupt, but installing Trump backers in the Justice Department is completely fair.

Reports from the White House about proposed Trump picks to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions are even more alarming than his choice to serve as acting attorney general in the meantime. Matthew Whitaker is already being scrutinized for his pro-Trump and anti-Hillary Clinton statements from the past, but a few of the names being floated are former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who could spell even more of a constitutional crisis than the U.S. already faces.

Christie was a vocal Trump supporter and campaign surrogate who made appearances with the then-candidate during the 2016 presidential elections. It was rumored that Trump was considering him for the job of attorney general during the transition period before settling on former Senator Jeff Sessions, instead.

The former governor would be expected to recuse himself from overseeing Robert Mueller’s investigation should he be appointed considering his ties to the Trump campaign, although ethics has never really been Christie’s strong suit.

Bondi is already involved in a scandal involving Trump. According to PolitiFact, a donation to Bondi’s political campaign was raised during an anti-Trump ad by the Clinton campaign.

‘He sent Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi thousands from his foundation, just as she was considering an investigation into his sham university. She cashed the check, blocked the case, and he tried to cover up the donation.’

While all of the facts around that donation and the subsequent dismissal of calls to investigate the fraudulent Trump University are not fully known, the issue is sure to be raised should Bondi be chosen as Trump’s appointee.

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