Culvahouse and Trump met Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the meeting, and he has accepted a role to help investigate and choose potential running mates. Culvahouse is currently a partner at O'Melveny and Myers, and is also a former White House counsel.
Culvahouse was responsible for recommending that Sarah Palin be added to the McCain ticket.
He defended that pick in an essay for WSJ:
Nevertheless, I advised Sen. McCain that because her duties had never encompassed foreign policy or defense issues Gov. Palin would not be ready to be vice president on Jan. 20, 2009 -- but that I believed she had the presence and wherewithal to grow into the position.
I summed up her selection as 'high risk, high reward.' I stand by that advice.
-RW.@realDonaldTrump on his VP pick: “I want someone, ideally, who’s very politically, who’s very strong with getting legislation passed.”— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 19, 2016