Fox News Guest Says He’s Advising Donald Trump on Next Attorney General, Adds Chris Christie Would Be Perfect Fit

Frequent Fox News guest and former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova on Wednesday night said he had been advising President Donald Trump on a replacement for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and spoke highly of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

The Ingraham Angle host Laura Ingraham asked diGenova for his picks for a new attorney general after Sessions was forced to resign on Wednesday.

“Well, I have a couple of ideas which I’ve shared with the president, and I'm not going to share them with anybody else,” diGenova replied. “So, if I say any of my ideas, I will be sharing a conversation with the president.”

When Ingraham pressed diGenova to give a hint, he replied, “There are plenty of great people, there are plenty of great people.”

Another guest, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General George Terwilliger, agreed with diGenova. Andrew McCarthy, who served as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York, vouched for both of them.

“Look, George Terwilliger and Joe diGenova have been at the top of every single list of this question, every single time I've ever been asked it, and boy, could the president ever do a lot worse,” McCarthy said.

Ingraham went with it.

“I was just trying to hint around this OK, you gave it away,” she said. “So you’ve got Joe on the list, you got Terwilliger on the list. Yes you are.”

She then made a case for Christie, to which diGenova gave his stamp of approval.

“Chris Christie would be fine. He’s experienced, he’s smart, he’s intelligent. He would have the full confidence of the president of the United States, which is to me, what was missing from the relationship with Jeff Sessions,” diGenova said. “The president is entitled to have a full-time attorney general and Christie could fulfill that role very nicely.”

The attorney general role is one that Christie has eyed for a while. Christie early last year said he would probably have left his post as governor early if Trump had offered him the position.

"That would have been a hard thing to turn down," Christie told Fox News in February 2017.

Christie said Trump has been "ill-served" by top advisers and has heavily scrutinized special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russians in the 2016 presidential election.

An administration official told The Washington Post on Thursday that Christie has talked to Trump about the attorney general job.

donald trump, attorney general, fox news guest Then-President-elect Donald Trump meets with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016, in Bedminster, New Jersey. Fox News guest Joe diGenova said Christie would be a “fine” attorney general. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

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