After forcing out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, President Donald Trump reportedly is considering former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, outgoing Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and attorney Rudy Giuliani for his replacement, according to CBS News.
All three candidates have been consistent allies of the president.
Christie is a longtime friend of President Trump's and endorsed him after dropping out of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Christie then ran the transition process before Mr. Trump took office, a task that was marginalized by other Trump aides and that ultimately bore only marginal influence on personnel and policy in the new administration. Since then, though, he has begun to rebuild his relationship with Mr. Trump and senior White House officials.
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.