• WikiLeaks: Atlanta mayor among names for Hillary VP choice

    By: Brett Rosner

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    ATLANTA - According to leaked emails by the hacking group WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton considered Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for her choice for vice president.

    The list, allegedly put together by Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta included Reed, among other names such as Elizabeth Warren, Corey Booker, Bernie Sanders, Tim Cook and Bill Gates.

    "We put together the attached notional teams of 'report writers' (confidential profiles/public record vet) and 'vettors' (deep-dive/oppo-book), and want to run it by you before we execute on the list," Podesta wrote. "Cheryl [Mills], Robby [Mook], Jake [Sullivan], Huma [Abedin], Jennifer [Palmieri] and I also did a first cut of people to consider for VP. I have organized names in rough food groups."

    Javier Becerra

    Julian Castro

    Eric Garcetti

    Tom Perez

    Ken Salazar 

     

    Tammy Baldwin

    Kirsten Gillibrand

    Amy Klobuchar

    Claire McKaskill

    Jeanne Shaheen

    Debbie Stabenow

    Elizabeth Warren 

     

    Michael Bennet

    Sherrod Brown

    Martin Heinreich

    Tim Kaine

    Terry McAuliffe

    Chris Murphy

    Tom Vilsack 

     

    Steve Benjamin

    Corey Booker

    Andrew Gillum

    Eric Holder

    Deval Patrick

    Kasim Reed

    Anthony Foxx 

     

    John Allen

    Bill McCraven

    Mike Mullen  

     

    Mary Barra

    Michael Bloomberg

    Ursula Burns

    Tim Cook

    Bill Gates

    Melinda Gates

    Muhtar Kent

    Judith Rodin

    Howard Schultz 

     

    Bernie Sanders

     

    The mayor's office told Channel 2 Action News that they are "not commenting at this time as the authenticity of these emails has not been validated."

    The email was allegedly sent on March 17, 2016.

    Clinton eventually went on to name Tim Kaine as her choice.


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