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Giuliani touts qualifications for attorney general on CNN

The former mayor previously said he's not looking for a new job.
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Rudy Giuliani appears to be posturing for a job in President-elect Donald Trump's White House, just days after the Republican clinched a win over Hillary Clinton.

On CNN Thursday morning, the former New York City mayor and one of Trump's loudest surrogates touted his qualifications to be attorney general to anchor Chris Cuomo.

"Do you have it inyou to be attorney general? Do you feel that you have the energy?" Cuomo asked on "New Day."

Giuliani responded: "Oh my God … I certainly have the energy, and there's probably nobody that knows the Justice Department better than me."

"I was an assistant U.S. attorney," he said. "I was the associate attorney general of the United States, third-ranking official under Ronald Reagan. I've argued in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. I've argued in almost every circuit. And I tried, as a personal lawyer and U.S. attorney, over 50 cases."

"It's a good resume," responded Cuomo, brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The remarks were clearly a departure from previous interviews Giuliani gave about the subject.

In a July phone callwith NJ.com blog The Auditor, Giuliani indicated he wasn't angling for a cabinet post.

"I certainly wouldn't answer that unless it was offered," he said."I am very happy in what i am doing … I am not looking for a job."

Currently, heheadsGiuliani Security & Safety. He took a leave of absence from hisPark Avenue law firm, Greenberg Traurig,to ramp up his efforts for Trump's campaign.

When pressed further for an answer from The Auditor,Giulianisaid it's "very presumptuous to talk about a job that hasn't been offered."

Giuliani isn't the only contender for the high-ranking position. Insiders say New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who currently head's Trump's transition team, could also be tapped for attorney general, despite being ensnared in the Bridgegate scandal.

According to CNN, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is also a rumored candidate for the spot.

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