Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 14, 2018 / 10:11 PM GMT By Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON — Thrice rejected, President Donald Trump is still in search of a chief of staff. It won’t be Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor, who on Friday joined Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Nick Ayers, the top aide to Vice President Mike Pence, in taking himself out of the running. “I have told the president that now is not the right time for me or my family to undertake this serious assignment,” Christie said in a statements. “As a result, I have asked him to no longer keep me in any of his considerations for this post.” On Thursday night, Christie, who campaigned for Trump in 2016 and was later pushed out as chief of his presidential transition team, had spent an hour discussing the job with the president at the White House residence, according to two sources familiar with the chief-of-staff-selection process. The unusual spectacle of the president so publicly courting and being rebuffed by candidates for what is typically one of the most sought-after jobs in… Read full this story
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