K.T. McFarland asks Trump to withdraw her nomination as U.S. envoy to Singapore

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 02, 2018 3:19 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - K.T. McFarland, picked by President Donald Trump as his nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Singapore, asked him on Friday to withdraw the nomination.

"I am asking that you withdraw my nomination to be the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore," McFarland said in a letter sent to the president, a copy of which was seen by Reuters. I have come to this decision reluctantly, because I believe in your mission."

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Tom Brown)