Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro is a former prosecutor and judge turned top-rated television host and author. Despite her successes, she still wants a place in President Donald Trump’s administration.
And according to a report from Politico, Trump has “dangled the possibility” of several “top jobs” over the last 18 months. However, Pirro has her eyes set on one position in particular: attorney general.
What are the details?
Politico reported that Pirro, a longtime close friend of Trump, has made her aspirations very clear to White House staff and her inner circle since Trump took office last year.
However, despite Trump’s vocal frustrations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, sources told Politico Trump has not offered Pirro the job she so desires.
Instead, during a meeting in the Oval Office last November, Trump floated the possibility of nominating Pirro to a federal judgeship, according to Politico. A source explained Trump was likely just engaging in “flattery” and not actually offering Pirro a job.
Pirro first began discussing the possibility of joining the Trump administration in late 2016 during the transition. When it became clear Trump would tap Sessions as the nation’s top law enforcement official, Pirro gunned for deputy attorney general. However, she never received the nod.
Trump also considered nominating Pirro as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York — a very coveted and respected position — but was ultimately dissuaded by his senior aides, Politico reported.
Although the relationship between Trump and Pirro has spanned decades, it has become much closer during Trump’s presidency. Sources told Politico the two frequently talk over the phone, while Trump religiously watches Pirro’s Fox News show, “Justice With Judge Jeanine.”