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Trump Judicial Pick Brett Talley Withdraws Nomination

Trump Judicial Pick Brett Talley Withdraws Nomination
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By    |   Tuesday, 12 December 2017 09:16 PM

Judicial nominee Brett Talley — who never tried a case and did not reveal he was married to the chief of staff to White House counsel Donald McGahn — has offered to withdraw his nomination, BuzzFeed News reported.

According to the news outlet, Talley made the offer to the White House last week. But as of Tuesday evening, no change in Talley's status was announced, BuzzFeed noted.

Talley, who President Donald Trump nominated for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, encountered initial pushback from Democrats and civil rights groups before his nomination was approved by the Judiciary Committee last month.

But he came under renewed scrutiny after it was revealed he failed to disclose information concerning his marital status on his Senate questionnaire, BuzzFeed reported.

Additionally, Talley appeared to have authored thousands of controversial posts for an Alabama sports fan website, taking controversial stances on issues such as gun control and immigration, Buzzfeed reported.

Talley is still awaiting a vote on his nomination from the full Senate.

Information about Talley's offer comes as CNN reported Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, urged the White House it "should not proceed" on the Talley nomination.

He also advised the White House to "reconsider" the nomination of Jeff Mateer, who was selected to become a federal judge in Texas, CNN reported. Mateer has yet to be confirmed by the Judiciary Committee.

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