“The firing of Christie three days after the election has had a major negative impact on the entire first year of the Trump presidency,” said Jeff Bell, a two-time GOP Senate nominee who works for a conservative think tank.

The decision to pick Sessions over Christie as attorney general was a mistake that’s still haunting Trump in the form of that special prosecutor’s probe, Bell said.

“Christie never would have recused himself because he had nothing to recuse himself about,” said Bell.

Sessions is what he appears to be – a small-town lawyer unprepared for the Washington wars.