Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted Thursday he is being vetted by Donald Trump as a possible vice presidential candidate.
The revelation partially confirms reporting by Newsmax Washington correspondent John Gizzi that Gingrich tops Trump's VP list.
In an appearance on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," Gingrich was asked whether the presumptive GOP nominee gave him any indication he will be his running mate.
Gingrich said he did not get even a "hint," but when Van Susteren asked whether the campaign had asked to see his tax returns, Gingrich ended the runaround language, saying flat out, "I'm being vetted."
But so are "five or six people," he added.
"We are at a stage, where I can look you in the eye and say yes, I'm being vetted," Gingrich said. "I have no idea what that means in terms of Donald Trump. … He will eventually decide, I think, either Wednesday or Thursday of next week, this is the person I want, and I think will announce either Thursday or Friday, so they dominate the weekend going into the convention."
Trump told a crowd of supporters in Cincinnati on Wednesday that Gingrich will definitely be involved in his administration in one capacity or another.
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