Trump withdraws controversial Treasury nominee

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President Trump withdrew his nomination of a controversial former U.S. attorney to become a top official at the Treasury Department.

Jessie Liu, 46, had been Trump’s pick for undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, but Axios reported Tuesday her nomination had been pulled. A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination was just two days away.

Liu was U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, but after getting nominated to the Treasury Department, Attorney General William Barr picked his senior counselor, Timothy Shea, to be the acting U.S. attorney in D.C.

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