CHICAGO (CNN) - Prominent Washington lawyer Greg Craig will be named White House counsel for the Obama administration, a Democratic source tells CNN. The source added that it is unclear when the appointment will be made public.
Craig first gained prominence representing President Clinton in the Senate impeachment trial, but he endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries and later played a key role in Obama's vice presidential vetting process.
CNN reported Friday that Craig was under stong consideration to be named as the incoming president's top lawyer, according to three officials close to the presidential transition. One of those officials said Craig was "highly regarded" and trusted for his discretion by Obama.