Trump judicial nominee withdraws from consideration

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 2:20 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a federal judge withdrew from consideration on Monday after video of his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing, showing him struggle to answer basic legal questions, went viral last week.

Trump accepted Matthew Petersen's offer to withdraw a White House official said.

(Reporting by Makini Brice and Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)