Thursday, May 19, 2016

Donald Trump Taps John McCain's VP Lawyer to Vet His Vice President

A.B. Culvahouse, a Washington attorney who vetted possible vice presidents to John McCain in 2008, will do the same for Donald Trump in 2016, reports CNN.

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.


1 comment:

  1. Virtually all the people advising Trump are police state warmongers. The best you can hope for as a VP pick would be a surprise pick like Joe Scarborough or Jim Webb, which is extremely unlikely and they're not necessarily great either. There's a good chance he'll pick Newt Gingrich and Newt might say we shouldn't take out Assad, but that's about as good as you're going to get.