WikiLeaks: Atlanta mayor among names for Hillary VP choice

WikiLeaks: Atlanta mayor among names for Hillary VP choice

Hillary Clinton steps on stage with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at a campaign event at the Old City Council Chambers in City Hall, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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."

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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.