Who Will Replace AG Gonzales?

By Theresa Cook

Aug 27, 2007 7:05pm

ABC News’ Jan Crawford Greenburg Reports:  With the impending departure of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the White House is now looking for a replacement who will pass a Senate confirmation – a candidate who is highly regarded by Republicans, and respected by Democrats.

Several names have provided grist for the rumor mill, including:

Judge Laurence Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Theodore Olson, former Solicitor General; Washington, D.C. lawyer

George Terwilliger, former U.S. attorney and Deputy Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush; Washington, D.C. lawyer

Larry Thompson, former U.S. attorney and Deputy Attorney General under President George W. Bush; currently general counsel of PepsiCo

Michael Chertoff, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

Paul Clement, Solicitor General

William Barr, former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush; general counsel of Verizon

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