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A top Republican senator is pitching an out-of-the-box idea to replace James Comey — and top White House officials are into it

Mike Lee garnered attention Thursday after tweeting that President Donald Trump should appoint Merrick Garland to replace James Comey as FBI director.

TOP TRUMP CONFIDANT: Trump should make a deal with Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Chris Ruddy told Business Insider that President Donald Trump should cut a deal with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and replace her on the bench with Merrick Garland.

Trump’s Supreme Court pick once accused lawmakers of ‘grossly mistreating’ judicial nominees

Neil Gorsuch slammed lawmakers in 2002 for delaying Merrick Garland's confirmation after he was appointed to the US Court of Appeals in Washington in 1995.

Meet the front-runners on Trump’s Supreme Court short list

Media reports indicate Trump has narrowed his short list to two top contenders, Thomas Hardiman and Neil Gorsuch.

Obama: Here’s what surprised me most about being president

"I will confess that, I didn’t fully appreciate the ways in which individual senators or members of Congress now are pushed to the extremes." - Obama

OBAMA: ‘Republicans are eroding one of the core institutions of American democracy’

Obama writes that Republicans have hobbled the Supreme Court.

Obama nominates Muslim-American as federal judge for first time ever

Whether or not he gets confirmed is another question.

GOP senator: We should have a new Supreme Court strategy if it becomes clear Trump will lose

"But I don't think my view is shared by too many of my colleagues."

‘They all should be ashamed’: Reid rips GOP for blocking SCOTUS nomination so Trump can fill vacancy

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid slammed Republicans for blocking the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland in an effort to give Donald Trump the opportunity to fill the vacancy on the nation’s high court.

Harry Reid starts the scorched-earth campaign against Donald Trump

"First of all, there are a couple times every day since yesterday ... I have to remind myself that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee."