(Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Politicon) Report: Chris Christie being considered to replace Jeff Sessions NOVEMBER 08, 2018 - 10:14 AM CATEGORIES: Politics WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- Reports say former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being considered to fill Jeff Sessions' role as Attorney General. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump · 22h We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well.... Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump ....We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date. 2:44 PM - Nov 7, 2018 76.1K 40.2K people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy CBS News reports Christie could get the gig after Sessions announced his resignation on Wednesday. RELATED: Jeff Sessions Fires Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe | Trump Says He Would ‘Love To’ Speak To Special Counsel Robert Mueller | Sources: Trump Mulls Firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein The president had apparently been angry with Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, which led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Instead of naming Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to replace Sessions on an interim basis, President Trump chose Sessions' Chief of Staff Matthew Whittaker. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well.... 2:44 PM - Nov 7, 2018 104K 48.6K people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Christie served as a U.S. attorney before being elected governor in New Jersey. He is a long time friend of President Trump. Whittaker is a person who has openly expressed concerns about the special counsel. Rod Rosenstein, the man he is replacing overseeing Mueller, has said time and again that Mueller is not on a witch hunt, and is by and large thought to have protected the special counsel. Whittaker released a statement saying he is committed to leading a fair department with the highest ethical standards that upholds the rule of law. It remains to be seen what kind of relationship Whittaker will have with Mueller.